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By Lindsay Blake Alabama’s 1992 song “I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)” figures prominently in the first episode of the new Hulu original series “The Dropout,” illustrating the insatiable drive of its lead character, disgraced former Silicon Valley CEO Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried). The tune could just as easily apply to the show’s quick journey to the screen, though, from its...

John Baldessari

Former Home of Late Venetian Artist John Baldessari Sells for $3.9 Million

By Dolores Quintana The renovated Craftsman home at 2623 3rd St in Santa Monica, CA sold for slightly over its listed price. John Baldessari originally purchased the single-family, 3 bedroom, two bathroom home, built-in 1903, in 1990 for $660,000. After ten years, the artist sought the design skills of two prominent architects to modernize the house, bringing more light, space, and creative energy...

Ladd & Kelsey - The Von Hagen Residence

Dirt.com: Topanga’s Groovy 1970s Von Hagen Residence Hits the Market

By Wendy Bowman Though this glassy ’70s structure once doubled as the TV-land residence of Vince Vaughn’s “True Detective” character Frank Semyon — a career criminal looking to go legit — the stunning Topanga retreat, known as the “Von Hagen Residence,” is in reality the longtime home of Vesta Foodservice founder and owner Michael Glick, who picked up the place for nearly $3 million...

John Baldessari House #1

Longtime Home of Conceptual Artist John Baldessari Hits the Market

By Wendy Bowman Though John Baldessari passed away in early 2020 at age 88, the conceptual artist’s pioneering legacy lives on at the Los Angeles home he occupied for three decades. Significantly updated during Baldessari’s tenure—with more space, light and “creatively exciting” living space—the Craftsman bungalow is now on the market in the coastal Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica,...

Richard Neutra, Architect - Lovell Health House

Richard Neutra-Designed Lovell Health House in Los Angeles Sells for $8.75 Million

By V.L. Hendrickson One of pioneering California architect Richard Neutra’s most notable residences sold last week for $8.75 million. Completed in 1929, the 4,800-square-foot Lovell Health House hit the market for the first time in 60 years in February 2020 for $11.5 million, Mansion Global previously reported. The three-level concrete-and-steel home was built into the hillside in the Los Feliz...

Richard Neutra, Architect - The Lovell Health House

ArtNews: Iwan and Manuela Wirth Purchase Richard Neutra’s Iconic Lovell Health House

After more than one and a half years on the market with an asking price that was initially closely guarded and later revealed to be $11.5 million, Viennese architect Richard Neutra’s iconic Lovell Health House, in L.A.’s Los Feliz neighborhood, has been sold for $8.75 million. It was revealed in a recent article in The New Yorker that Swiss “art-world potentates” Iwan and Manuela Wirth are...

Richard Neutra, Architect - The Plywood Demonstration/Brice Residence

Two Historic Richard Neutra Homes Hit the Los Angeles Market

By V.L. Hendrickson Two Los Angeles homes designed by renowned Mid-Century Modern architect Richard Neutra hit the market last week, one of which hasn’t changed hands in more than 70 years. The Brice Residence, ​​located in Brentwood Glen, is listed for just under $5 million, while the Sten Frenke Estate in Santa Monica returned to the market for $15 million. Neutra, an Austrian-American...

Stunning 1960s Modernist Time Capsule Sold to ‘Mad Men’ Creator’s Ex-Wife

By Wendy Bowman Back in 2010, “Mad Men” show runner Matthew Weiner and his architect wife Linda Brettler paid former talk show host Leeza Gibbons $4.8 million for a 1920s Mediterranean-style house in the Hollywood Hills. Originally designed by noted architect George H. Fruehling, the seven-bedroom, 11,000-square-foot sprawler had languished on the market and needed a lot of work. Fortunately,...

Greene & Greene, Architects

‘Avengers’ director Anthony Russo sells Pasadena landmark for $6.25 million

By Jack Flemming An architectural landmark just traded hands in Pasadena, where Marvel director Anthony Russo sold the famed Cordelia Culbertson House for $6.25 million — or $250,000 more than he was asking. Russo, who’s directed four films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his brother Joe, owned the one-of-a-kind home for three years. Records show he bought it for $5.8 million in 2018 a...

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