Ilana Gafni

Agent

In 1994, after several years of exploring Los Angeles’ mid-century modern furniture stores on Beverly and La Brea, and hearing names such as Richard Neutra, RM Schindler and Gregory Ain, I had my first encounter with great architecture: It was the Lovell Health House by Richard Neutra and my life would never be the same.

I began driving around town with the bible for architecture aficionados: Los Angeles, An Architectural Guide. The houses I discovered were like pieces of art, peering out from behind walls and trees; some were well cared for and some in desperate need of restoration.

How could I not know about these incredible buildings previously? In 1999, while searching for a property to buy, I met Crosby Doe, the architectural real estate expert. I fumbled past two Schindler houses on my way to buying and restoring a unit at the Avenel Housing by Gregory Ain.

My fascination with Schindler’s complex designs continued through my association and docent work at the MAK Center at the Schindler House on Kings Road. As part of the MAK center tours, I have visited dozens of great homes by Schindler, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Gergory Ain, Harwell Harris, Irving Gill and William Kessling, to name a few.

I joined the office of Crosby Doe Associates as a natural progression to my sales background and love of great architecture.

Like so many others who appreciate great architecture, I feel that these houses are not merely buildings, they are like family. It is unforgivably when one of them is torn down or “remodeled” so extensively that the original design is lost. My mission is to attempt to preserve great architecture as a Crosby Doe real estate agent, and to educate homeowners and buyers in need of guidance with the process.

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Beds: 3Baths: 3sf: 1753

Single Family Home

Raphael Soriano, Architect

The Lipetz House, 1936

1843 N Dillon St, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA

Beds: 2Baths: 2sq ft: 1550

Single Family Home

Beds: 5Baths: 4sq ft: 4398

Historic, Single Family Home

J. L. Frank

Luckenbach House, 1888

1441 Carroll Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Bed: 1Bath: 1

Historic

Kazuo Umemoto, Architect

The Donald & Dolores Hamilton Residence, 1961

4319 San Rafael Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA

Beds: 3Baths: 3sf: 1534

Single Family Home

Richard Neutra, Architect

The Bonnet House, 1941

2256 El Contento Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Beds: 2Baths: 2

Estate

William Turnbull Jr., FAIA

The Hines House, 1968

301 Chinquapin Ln, Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Beds: 3Baths: 3sf: 2408

Single Family Home

Irving Gill, Architect

The Miltimore Residence, 1911

1301 Chelten Way, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA

Beds: 5Baths: 3sf: 3751

Single Family Home


Modern Ranch Style, 1967

1748 Cam Lindo, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA

Beds: 3Baths: 3sf: 2875

Single Family Home

R. M. Schindler, Architect

The Roxy Roth Residence, 1946

3624 Buena Park Dr, Studio City, CA 91604, USA

Beds: 3Baths: 3sf: 1564

Single Family Home