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Midcentury Modern

Maroon 5 guitarist selling restored midcentury modern for $3.8M

A pool, walls of glass, and views of Downtown LA.

Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s Long Beach home for sale for $3.3M

It’s an elegant midcentury modern dream.

Midcentury modern fixer in hills of Studio City asking $1.1M

Features include beamed ceilings, walls of glass, and a huge dance studio.

Condo in Silver Lake’s celebrated postwar complex asking $925K

The unit just hit the market for the first time since 1970.

Silver Lake’s fantastic Hawk House up for landmark consideration

Wood-framed, it has redwood siding and "evokes the feeling of a Japanese pavilion."

Sleek Beachwood Canyon midcentury asking $1.5M

The 1950s home sits among the treetops just below Griffith Park.

Renovated midcentury post and beam seeks $2M in the 90210

Built in 1958, it’s got vintage wood paneling and an updated kitchen.

Midcentury modern time capsule near Silver Lake Reservoir asking $1.7M

Built for the family of Chinatown founder Peter Soo Hoo, it’s on the market for the first time ever.

My Favorite Murder’s Karen Kilgariff buys killer midcentury modern in Studio City

You had us at kidney-shaped pool.

1960s ‘Home of Tomorrow’ asking $739K in Upland

The eclectic, all-electric residence was exhibited at the 1963 LA County Fair, then relocated to its current location.

Modest midcentury modern by Ray Kappe asking $875K in Laurel Canyon

The Hollywood Hills hideaway has a cozy treehouse vibe.

Thorough restoration—not demolition—underway on Case Study House No. 21

One of the most important homes in Los Angeles was starting to slip downhill.

Jazzy midcentury modern by Covina Bowl architects asking $1.5M in Long Beach

The three-bedroom home features an indoor/outdoor koi pond, mahogany paneled walls, built-in furniture, and a solar-heated swimming pool.

R.M. Schindler’s Lechner House in Studio City asking $4.8M

A local landmark, the four-bedroom modern was painstakingly restored by its current owner, designer Pamela Shamshiri.

Exceptional midcentury modern by Buff, Straub, and Hensman in Pasadena asking $5M

Located on a verdant lot overlooking the Arroyo Seco, the post and beam recently appeared in "Transparent" and was once owned by Beck.

Custom-designed midcentury modern with pool in Baldwin Hills Estates asking $1.4M

The three-bedroom home exudes a breezy postwar optimism and is ideal for entertaining.

Midcentury modern duplex in Long Beach asking $1.05M

The property consists of two side by side units, each with two bedrooms and a private courtyard.

Modernist landmark by Rudolph Schindler asking $1.5M in Sherman Oaks

Restored by Michael LaFetra, it features bold geometric planes, clerestory windows, Douglas fir paneling, and extensive built-ins.

Wright disciple Foster Rhodes Jackson’s organic modern masterpiece asking $5M

Constructed over several decades, the stone-and-glass residence bears a strong resemblance to Taliesin West.

’50s fixer with expansive deck seeks $699K in Franklin Hills

It’s got lots of midcentury character but needs TLC.

Sleek midcentury on a tree-filled lot in Glendale seeks $999K

Built in 1950 as the personal home of its designer.

Swinging ’60s time capsule in Culver City asking $1.8M

The hilltop home has terrazzo floors, vaulted ceilings, built-in furniture, and walls of glass offering IMAX-esque views.

Revamped midcentury modern in Gregory Ain’s Park Planned housing tract asking $1.2M

The Altadena home has polished concrete floors, clerestory windows, a revamped kitchen, and a peaceful courtyard complete with labyrinth.

Handsome 1960s post and beam asking $1.1M in Altadena

The four-bedroom time capsule features beamed ceilings, custom light fixtures, walls of glass, and scenic mountain vistas.

Stylishly revamped modern with pool in Glendale’s Glenoaks Canyon asking $1.3M

A celebration of indoor and outdoor living.

Bidding for Encino midcentury loaded with original details starts at $1.8M

The 1959 post and beam has walls of glass and walnut wood paneling

Crisp midcentury modern by Schindler protégé seeks $1.5M in the Silver Lake hills

Features include beamed ceilings, walls of glass, a solar-heated pool, and a private guest studio.

Light-filled Long Beach midcentury by Cliff May asks $899K

Built in 1954, it’s for sale for the first time in two decades.

Eye-catching Pasadena post and beam asks $1.1M

The 1950s residence has beamed ceilings and walls of glass.

With ‘Bad Guy,’ Billie Eilish shines a spotlight on the Valley’s Balboa Highlands

The midcentury modern neighborhood built by Joseph Eichler has a starring role.

Sharp midcentury modern with lovely Silver Lake Reservoir views seeks $2.15M

The four bedroom time capsule features terrazzo floors, two stone fireplaces, a darkroom, and built-ins aplenty.

Supercool 1960s modern fixer asking $1.6M in Laurel Canyon

On the market for the first time ever, the three-bedroom time capsule has beamed ceilings, walls of glass, built-ins, and a huge lot.

Bright midcentury modern with walls of glass seeks $1.19M in Silver Lake

Concrete floors, a brick fireplace, clerestory windows.

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The modernist enclave that tested a utopian vision of LA

In the 1940s, four friends set out to build a community where the houses were affordable and stylish and neighbors shared similar beliefs in progressive ideals.

California modern by Paul Tay in Long Beach asking $975K

Originally a 1920s bungalow, the reworked residence has three bedrooms, beamed ceilings, cork floors, and teak built-ins.

Stylishly revamped Buff and Hensman in Nichols Canyon on the market for $7M

The 1960s post and beam now features walls of reclaimed wood, built-in seating, and grounds reminiscent of a luxury tropical resort.

Soaring Montecito Heights midcentury asks $830K

Elevated among trees, the 1960s home has wood floors and walls of glass.

Frozen-in-time midcentury modern by Smith and Williams seeks $2.9M

The four-bedroom post and beam was designed in 1953.

Renovated midcentury with A-frame asks $1.7M

Its outgoing design is the work of prolific Southern California homebuilder Webster Wiley.