American Institute of Architects L.A. home tour


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The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles will host its latest home tour March 27, featuring four designs located ‘east and west of the 405’ Freeway.

The self-guided tour includes a Hollywood Hills canyon home designed by Assembledge overlooking the San Fernando Valley, a Brentwood home by Cory Buckner Architects that doubles as an artist’s studio, a Bel-Air contemporary by architect Rick Leslie and the modernist home shown above designed by Studio Pali Fekete Architects.


Tickets are $65 for AIA members and $75 for the public. Participants will receive a ticket, map, driving directions and information on each of the homes. Docents and members of the design team will be available at each home to answer questions. More information: (213) 639-0777 or e-mail

For an advance peek at houses on the tour, keep reading ...

This Brentwood home by architect Cory Buckner has views of Santa Monica Bay.

Inside the Buckner house.

The multilevel, 4,700-square-foot contemporary residence pictured above, designed by Rick Leslie, is in Pacific Palisades.

Leslie’s house has a photovoltaic system, solar-heated pool and indoor water, locally made concrete masonry unit walls, skylights, bamboo and bio-fiber flooring, bamboo cabinets and mostly low-water landscaping.

Stoneridge, the house pictured above, is by David Thompson working for Assembledge.

Located along Mulholland Drive, Stoneridge and its pool fountain overlook the San Fernando Valley.

Architect Zoltan Pali’s Nightingale residence, pictured above, included collaboration with Andrea Cochran Landscape.

-- Lisa Boone

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residence by Tom Bonner, the master bathroom shot is by George Pesce; Rick Leslie home by Michael Arden Phottography, Stoneridge by Michael Weschler Photography


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