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Variety: Lautner’s Silver Lake Home Comes For Sale

By PMC When legendary architect John Lautner moved to Los Angeles in 1939 and completed his first building, architectural critic Henry-Russell Hitchcock hailed it as “the best house in the United States by an architect under 30.” Incredibly, you now have a chance to live in that house. Located in Silver Lake, the 1,244-square-foot residence has three bedrooms, two baths, and a patio extending...

Architectural Digest: John Lautner’s Former Home Hits the Market

By Jessica Ritz A lesser-known yet important piece of L.A. modern architectural heritage is newly available for sale. John Lautner's own two-bedroom, two-bathroom house, which the architect designed and completed in 1940, is located near Lautner’s iconic Silvertop house on Micheltorena Street. Ilana Gafni of Crosby Doe Associates has the $1.59 million listing of the Silver Lake property, which is...

New Haven Register: John Lautner’s Personal Residence Lands on the Market in L.A. for $1.59M

By Claudine Zap The only residence that the legendary architect John Lautner ever built for himself has come on the market. It hasn't changed hands since the 1980s, and now the Los Angeles home is available for $1.59 million. “It’s a very important house, because of its history and because of the plan,” says the listing agent, Ilana Gafni with Crosby Doe Associates. The building in the Silver...

Curbed.com: Sublime 1949 modern by Rodney Walker asking $3M in Sherman Oaks

By Pauline O'Connor In the late 1940s, after being impressed by the three houses he had produced under the auspices of Arts & Architecture’s Case Study program, Dr. Leonard Asher and his wife, Betty, commissioned designer Rodney Walker to build a residence for their family on a site in Sherman Oaks. The Ashers were serious collectors and patrons of modern art—Betty would eventually become...

Take a rare look inside architect Edward Killingsworth’s Long Beach home

R. Daniel Foster Growing up in the home of a renowned architect — one who designed four Case Study Houses for that landmark program — was akin to living in a model home, at least for the children of Edward Killingsworth. With his office less than a mile away, Killingsworth would invite clients to the family’s 1961 Long Beach home, which served as an ineffable exemplar of glass, light, air and...

Neutra. Lautner. How you can tour ‘Icons of Architecture’ in Glendale

By Lisa Boone Years before John Lautner crafted the futuristic Chemosphere house overlooking Mulholland Drive and the Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, the celebrated architect designed the Schaffer House, a humble two-bedroom home in a remote area of the Verdugo Hills of Glendale. Like Lautner’s Sheats-Goldstein and Elrod homes, the 1949 redwood and glass design has played a prominent...

Los Angeles Times: Susan Orlean and R.M. Schindler, a love story in two chapters

By Peter Haldeman In case you are not among her several thousand followers on social media, Susan Orlean has been teaching herself kintsugi, the ancient Japanese art of mending broken pottery with gold. And learning to play the ukulele. She’s also been posting pictures of her 32-city book tour for “The Library Book,” her New York Times bestseller about the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central...

LA Times: Hot Property, Cliff May in Brentwood

By Jack Flemming. In Brentwood, a Spanish-style ranch with a star-studded past has sold for $5.219 million – more than $200,000 over the asking price. It’s no surprise the 1930s home exceeded expectations. Not only was it owned by famed Rat Pack member Dean Martin, but it was built by Cliff May, the architect who popularized the California ranch and the indoor-outdoor lifestyle that...

Crosby Doe to speak at AIA Montery Bay

Market Differentiation: The key to building value, and the preservation of architecture. Forum with Crosby Doe, CEO of Crosby Doe Associates, Inc., a real estate company based in Beverly Hills, California, and the developer of “Architecture for Sale” a multimedia platform for showcasing important properties of architectural significance available around the world. Followed by Q&A and...

LA’s most beautiful homes for sale in 2018

In terms of beautiful homes for sale this year, Los Angeles did not disappoint. From celebrity lairs to architectural gems to historically significant homes, 2018 brought a wealth of eye candy. Like most real estate in LA, these beautiful homes came with commensurate price tags: ...

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