City of Angles is Curbed's attempt to catalog Southern California's impressive stock of pedigreed modern architecture, from Neutra to Ellwood and from the pristinely preserved to the offensively tampered with. Nominations to the tipline please!
It's not easy keeping track of Michael LaFetra's trophy-home portfolio. In the dozen or so years since the fortysomething film producer made his first architecturally significant purchase--Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #21--he's acquired, restored, and shed a veritable Taschen catalog of big-name architect dreamhouses. The latest property LaFetra is ready to divest himself of (unless he's listed another since we started writing this) is a lovely mid-century modern designed by Rex Lotery, which the real estate enthusiast scooped up almost exactly a year ago, shortly after it was put on the market for the first time since being built in 1960. Located on a one-and-a-half-acre lot in Beverly Hills, it features five bedrooms, four baths, three fireplaces, hardwood and marble floors, a heated pool, greenhouse, and meditation garden. Sadly, there are only five photos offered in the current Redfin listing; however, many more, including vintage pix, can be found here. Asking price for the 5,011-square-foot house is $10.295 million.
· 1113 N BEVERLY Dr [Redfin]