Home of the Week Archive

1920s Mediterranean-style in Mid-Wilshire

The six-bedroom home features floor-to-ceiling family room windows and 5,908 square feet of space. A natural stream runs through the nearly half-acre property.

Home of the Week: Industrial vibe in Hollywood Hills West

Hillside contemporary in Hollywood Hills West features a loft-like entry overlooking an interior waterfall, a catwalk hallway and a spiral staircase.

Home of the Week: Spanish style-contemporary on a Malibu bluff

The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom house in the Malibu community of MariSol sits on a bluff overlooking a surfing beach.

Home of the Week: Spanish Revival in Laguna Beach

The 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom home in Laguna Beach features original design details including the owners' crests and emblems, hand-painted in the early 1940s.

Spanish-style living in the Hollywood Hills

The 1920s seven-bedroom home has such features as inlaid wood floors, courtyard, rotunda entry, stone fireplace and a swimming pool.

Beverly Hills residence is an art showcase

The house, a blend of Japanese and Midcentury Modern architecture, is ideal for displaying an extensive art collection.

A Spanish-style estate atop Palos Verdes Peninsula

Designed for entertaining, the Spanish-style estate — with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and nearly five acres of grounds — takes in coastline and city views.

Ocean vistas at Glass House in Manhattan Beach

The two-bedroom, three-bathroom home on the Strand features beach and ocean views, curved walls of glass, a spiral staircase, media room and billiard room.

A beachfront Spanish Revival in Redondo Beach

The Spanish Revival-style home in Redondo Beach sits on beachfront with a courtyard, an infinity-edge pool and a waterfall spa.

Home of the Week: Spanish Revival-style villas in West Hollywood

The Spanish Revival-style villas sit on the former site of the family compound of silent film-era director Irvin Willat.

Italian-style villa in Thousand Oaks

The four-bedroom home sits on 24 acres. Its features include a wine cellar, stables, tennis court, bonsai garden, bridges and 11 waterfalls.

A Moroccan-style villa in Malibu

Set on a promontory in Malibu, the home has mountain, ocean and Channel Islands views.

Home of the Week: 1920s Spanish Revival in Hollywood Hills

This restored Spanish Revival-style house in Hollywood Hills reflects its 1920s vintage with a Malibu tile fireplace, period lighting and hand-crafted doors.

A space above Sunset Strip designed by John Lautner

The recently restored Wolff House, designed by John Lautner, is built into a hill above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills West.

Hurley House in Hollywood Hills is for sale

The four-bedroom home designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman is on the market for the first time since it was built in the 1950s.

Early 1900s Craftsman in Los Feliz

The five-bedroom home in a gated neighborhood includes four fireplaces, a service entrance, swimming pool and 360-degree views.

Home of the Week: Spanish Colonial Revival in Westwood

A Spanish Colonial Revival-style house in the Little Holmby area of Westwood boasts old world architectural details.

An Old World hacienda in Pasadena

Home of the Week: A 1931 hacienda on a knoll in Pasadena designed by Wallace Neff.

Home of the Week: Modern Bel-Air estate with canyon, reservoir views

The modern Bel-Air home, built in 2003 and listed at $8.2 million, features a glass-enclosed bridge connecting upper level wings.

A 'tree house' for sale in Pacific Palisades

A 1974 Modernist home in Pacific Palisades by architect Ray Kappe is on the market for $4.25 million.

Home of the Week: Contemporary-style estate in Pasadena

The contemporary-style house, near Pasadena's Langham Huntington hotel, features a glass-enclosed atrium inside the entrance.

Home of the Week: Cape Cod-style estate at Lake Arrowhead

A Lake Arrowhead estate with unobstructed lake and mountain views boasts a garage with a vehicle turntable and room for 22 cars.

An East Coast vibe in Sherman Oaks

Panoramic views in Rancho Palos Verdes

Walls of windows and skylights infuse natural light into this contemporary Palos Verdes Peninsula home.

Home of the Week: Tuscan-inspired villa in Pacific Palisades

A restored and modernized Tuscan-inspired villa built in 1928 in Pacific Palisades maintains its old world charm.

Home of the Week: Hamptons-inspired estate in Newport Beach

The shingle-clad Newport Beach home, infused with nautical character, is one of only two dozen waterfront houses on car-free Bay Island.

Home of the Week: Steel-and-glass house in the Hollywood Hills

Set on a ridge in the Hollywood Hills, the Michael Gantert Residence takes full advantage of its dramatic viewpoint. The cantilevered steel-and-glass house, built in the early '80s, was one of the last designed by Case Study architect Pierre Koenig.

A Victorian gem that rose from the ashes in Piru

The Newhall Mansion, originally built in the 1890s, burned down three decades ago but was meticulously reconstructed. The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home sits on 10 acres.

Home of the Week: Spanish Colonial Revival-style in Pasadena

The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house in Pasadena's South Orange Grove area was built in 1920 for industrialist James Wigmore. It lists for $2,875,000.

A quirky Spanish Revival in Los Feliz

A.F. Leicht designed quirky Spanish Revival houses in Los Angeles, and one of them is a Los Feliz villa with rounded rooms, fancifully shaped French doors and an elliptical master bathroom.

Home of the Week: A pavilion-style estate in Bel-Air

The sprawling home built for the former owners of Architectural Digest connects the indoors and outdoors through the extensive use of glass walls and doors.

Home of the Week: A Tuscan-style house in Beverly Hills 90210

A Tuscan-style house behind gates in the Beverly Hills Post Office area is surrounded by trees, gardens and outdoor entertaining space.

Home of the Week: Pomona hills home retains touches of elegance

A Mediterranean Revival estate in Pomona's Ganesha Hills built in 1930 for Cora Armour, a prominent local resident, retains the trappings of an earlier elegance.

A classic Italian villa in Long Beach

Mature Cypresses line the driveway of a classic Italian villa in a gated community in Long Beach. An arched entrance opens to soaring ceilings hand-painted by artisans.

Home of the Week: English Tudor Revival-style in Pasadena

This English Tudor Revival-style home was built in 1925 for D.M. Linnard, who owned and managed the Huntington Hotel. Today, Valley View Cottage is one of 13 houses making up the Huntington Circle community adjacent to the Langham Huntington.

A mansion and giant guesthouse in Pacific Palisades

A gated Pacific Palisades compound consists of a four-bedroom main house, two-bedroom guesthouse, a swimming pool and a sports court on a third of an acre.

Pacific Palisades home retains midcentury qualities

The Sidney R. Troxell House in Pacific Palisades, designed by Modernist architect Richard Neutra, is listed at $3.95 million. Expanded and restored last decade, the house retains its midcentury qualities.

Home of the Week: Walls of windows in Manhattan Beach

Set on a corner lot in Manhattan Beach's Hill Section, this modernist house makes the most of walls of windows that frame the ocean views. The U-shaped concrete, steel and glass structure centers on a walled interior courtyard that the living space surrounds.

Home of the Week: Bluff-top compound in Dana Point

Cooks Pointe estate, sometimes mistaken in the past for a lighthouse from its bluff-top perch in Dana Point, blends old and contemporary in a three-structure compound.

Home of the Week: neo-Craftsman in Pasadena

Centered on a century-old Moreton Bay fig tree, this neo-Craftsman looks at home among the historic estates of Pasadena. Wood beams, floors, built-ins and ceilings continue the contemporary take on Arts and Crafts architecture inside.

Home of the Week: John Lautner's Polin House

Designed by architect John Lautner, the restored Polin House opens to mature trees, gardens and terraces. Constructed using a steel truss support system, the interior walls are not load-bearing, creating flexible space.

Home of the Week: City-to-ocean views in Beverly Hills

Sited on a ridge top with city-to-ocean views, this Craftsman-exterior home was designed for its previous owner, actor James Woods. Inside, architect Lise Claiborne Matthews created the element of surprise with light-filled, contemporary interiors and bands of inland mahogany on the walls.

3-story house atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula has expansive views

A three-story glass, steel and concrete contemporary house atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula with expansive views of the Los Angeles Basin and the coastline is on the market for $5.5 million.

Home of the Week: Perched on a ridge top in Bell Canyon

An early work of modernist Ed Niles, this redwood-and-glass house sits on a ridge top to take advantage of the views. The Malibu architect is known for creating homes that connect to the outdoors and maximize the use of natural light.

Home of the Week: Contemporary Eagle Rock house has garage on top

Accessed by a driveway bridge, this downtown-close contemporary was constructed on a lot previously considered unbuildable because of the steep grade. The newly built house is recessed into the site and designed with the garage on top to minimize obstruction of the neighbors' views.

Home of the Week: 108-acre compound west of Santa Barbara

This five-structure family compound in the gated Hollister Ranch community near Santa Barbara encompasses a valley with 100-year-old oaks and spring-fed creeks.

Home of the Week: Colonial on the Long Beach waterfront

A custom-built ship's den with floor-to-ceiling wood and a 550-gallon saltwater aquarium along one wall sits at the heart of this renovated Colonial in the Naples area of Long Beach. The gated property has views of Alamitos Bay and 400 feet of waterfront.

Home of the Week: Compound once a lair for military secrets

This massive gated compound was once part of the Lookout Mountain Air Force Station, which produced classified films and still photos of nuclear experiments after World War II. Today the Sunset Strip-area residential space includes art galleries, a theater and a sound stage.

Home of the Week: Hollywood version of Greek Revival in Los Feliz

Technically, this multilevel house in the Los Feliz hills falls into the design category of Greek Revival, but just barely.

Home of the Week: A Palos Verdes Estates villa with eye-popping views

A 7-year-old Palos Verdes Estates home overlooking Santa Monica Bay has classic touches such as marble floors and fireplaces but contains the finest modern amenities.

Home of the Week: Contemporary craftsmanship in Escondido

A 3,800-square-foot, two-story 1982 structure in Escondido that was designed by Norm Applebaum blends different woods and walls of glass to take advantage of the views of the lush greenery and rocky hillsides.

Home of the Week: Pretty, grand Mediterranean in San Marino

The owner has done a good job of preserving the floor plan and vibrant details that give character to the 1920s-era Mediterranean house in San Marino; this is no creaky holdover or retro makeover.

Home of the Week: A foothill estate built for grand entertaining

The summer home of George Grant Hoag, an early J.C. Penney executive, was built in 1929, and much of it has been restored to its original splendor. The current, longtime owners raised their children and have held weddings here.

Classic design from a creator of L.A. landmarks

Old World grandeur, modern comforts

A rare post-and-beam built in Pasadena

A historic Tudor Revival in Glendale

English Country by the ocean

A 'Japanese lantern' in the hills

Miles Davis lived here

Hatherall House in Shadow Hills

Garden home in Glendale has historic roots

Hollywood condos emphasize privacy

Clean, open modernism in Altadena

1929 Spanish Colonial Revival in San Clemente

Sweeping views, grand style

Clean, sleek lines in Hermosa Beach

Where playboys feel at home

Updated Dana Point home is worthy of a James Bond flick

A queen and her realm

A rosy, cozy showplace

Hollywood condo complex becoming upscale home to Gen Xers

Panoramic views atop Santa Monica Canyon

A Moorish fantasy in Irvine's Shady Canyon

Serendipity in stone

Home of the Week: Tropical Modern in Los Feliz

Mansion makes waves in Lake Arrowhead

A noted cook's house, with all the trimmings

Downtown loft offers a taste of Soho

Luxury cast in stone in Westlake Village

A touch of old Italy in Santa Barbara

In Malibu, walls of glass and a showbiz pedigree

Spirit of old Hollywood lives on in 1990s Holmby Hills estate

Industrial strength styling