A Complete Guide to LACMA’s First Piece of Architecture, the Most Spectacular House in LA

On Wednesday, the LA County Museum of Art announced its first-ever architecture acquisition: the Sheats-Goldstein House high in the hills of Beverly Crest, designed by John Lautner and owned and loved for decades (and now promised to the museum) by a man named James Goldstein. It's the fulfillment of a long-held promise to give it [...]

By | 2016-02-19T14:20:09+00:00 February 19th, 2016|architecture|

More Mixed-Use Rises on Santa Monica Blvd.

Washington D.C.-based developer Combined Properties, Inc. has started construction on a new mixed-use development across the street from the Gelson's supermarket in West Hollywood. The project, officially known as "The Crown," is rising from a nearly half-acre site at the southwest corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Kings Road. According to its developer's website, plans [...]

By | 2016-01-08T14:07:39+00:00 January 8th, 2016|architecture, General LA, West Hollywood Real Estate|

Camden Hollywood Gets its Skin

Luxury apartment complex pulls together near Hollywood Boulevard. The scaffolding has come down and the stucco has come out at 1540 N. Vine Street, where the Houston-based Camden Property Trust continues with the construction of a luxury apartment complex. Located at the southeast corner of Selma Avenue and Vine Street, the $140-million development will consist [...]

By | 2015-12-11T14:38:08+00:00 December 11th, 2015|architecture, Uncategorized|

Restoration Hardware Unveils First Free-Standing Store

Long a master of Cali-classic chic, RH launches a new collection at a re-imagined gallery dedicated to all things mod. RH Modern’s expansive gallery lands on Beverly Boulevard as a shrine to modernist design. Top, from left: Jonathan Browning’s Boule de Cristal round chandelier (starting at $3,695), shown here in burnished brass; Alia rug by [...]

By | 2015-12-11T14:37:38+00:00 December 11th, 2015|architecture, General LA|

Waldorf Astoria Takes Form in Beverly Hills

$200 million hotel tower rising at intersection Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards. One year after breaking ground at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, construction of the new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills has progressed to its sixth level above ground. The $200 million development, spearheaded by Alagem Capital Group, will create a 12-story [...]

By | 2017-12-05T12:26:22+00:00 December 10th, 2015|architecture, Uncategorized|

Masterpiece of California Modernism Listed for $2,495,000

3574 Multiview Drive, Los Angeles Ca. Now on the market is this masterpiece of California Modernism. Originally built in 1949, this residence is a gem for architectural aficionados as it was created by a superstar cast of American architects that includes Richard Neutra, Alexander Ban and Josef Van Der Kar among others As [...]

Hollywood Apartments Receive Full Makeover

Conventional wisdom holds that most Angelenos will greet new developments with alternating complaints about traffic congestion and gentrification. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in Hollywood, where a small-but-vocal group of residents have fought tooth and nail against the dense commercial and residential complexes which have recently swept through the neighborhood. With that information in [...]

By | 2015-11-20T14:43:01+00:00 November 20th, 2015|architecture, General LA|

Some Say Open Plan is Out, Walls Are In

While smart home devices still promise a glittering, connected vision of domesticity, some British architects say the really fashionable addition to tech-savvy future homes may simply be a wall. According to an article in Dezeen, many architects and designers and forecasting the end of the open-plan era, due in large part to mobile technology and [...]

By | 2015-11-13T15:38:58+00:00 November 13th, 2015|architecture|

Domain Rising in West Hollywood

Mixed-use development on pace for completion next year. Domain, a mixed-use development from Trammell Crow Residential, is rising quickly in West Hollywood. The project, located at 7141 West Santa Monica Boulevard, consists of a six-story structure featuring 166 residential units and approximately 9,300 square feet of ground-level retail and restaurant space. Plans call for a [...]

By | 2015-10-16T12:45:34+00:00 October 16th, 2015|architecture, General LA|