The Lost Niemeyer

The Lost Niemeyer After five decades of relative obscurity, Oscar Niemeyer’s forgotten masterpiece, Alto de Pinheiros, has been rediscovered in a lush corner of São Paulo, Brazil. by Manuel Montenegro and Nicholas Olsberg Tucked inside one of the leafy Garden City developments near the Pinheiros River in western São Paulo, sits a fairly inconspicuous semi-urban […]

Welcome to the Valley

Welcome to the Valley As the movie and aerospace industries spread to the San Fernando Valley, Rudolph M. Schindler broke new ground in its craggy hills and lowlands. by Judith Sheine With its suburban grids and commercial sprawl, Studio City, California may not seem like the most likely place to find innovative modern twentieth-century works […]

Inhabiting Steel

Inhabiting Steel Beverley D. Thorne may have been the lowest-profile and last surviving Case Study architect, but his never-seen-before Oakland residence reveals a world of astounding grandeur. by Pierluigi Serraino To visit the personal home of an architect is the ultimate litmus test of the design aesthetic at work. It is a rare opportunity, revealing […]

Wright Time, Wright Place

Wright Time, Wright Place The Henry O. Bollman House isn’t just another nod to Mayan Revival nostalgia. With its use of decorative concrete blocks, Lloyd Wright adapted what he’d learned working with his illustrious father and the innovative Irving Gill and made it his own. by Kathryn Smith As the fear and deprivation of World […]

Curbed Los Angeles: J.L. Frank’s Luckenbach House

Curbed Los Angeles: J.L. Frank’s Luckenbach House

By Pauline O’Connor Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument No. 191, the Luckenbach House was designed by architect J.L. Frank for businessman James S. Luckenbach in 1888. In 1902, the Queen Anne-style Victorian in Angelino Heights was converted into a hospital dedicated to serving the city’s Jewish community, earning it spot in a mural on the […]

LA Times: Hot Property, Cliff May in Brentwood

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 […]

Crosby Doe to speak at AIA Montery Bay

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 […]

LA’s most beautiful homes for sale in 2018

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:  [read more at Curbed LA]