As you may have recently heard, while sale prices in Southern California still haven't returned to pre-recession levels, LA rents have and then some. Case in point, this post and beam in the Franklin Hills designed by architect Dick E. Lowry in 1973 as his own personal residence. When last available in September 2011, the rustic-modern property--which includes a three-bedroom, two-bath main house plus guest studio with half bath--was offered at $4,900 per month. Two years later, the 2,372-square-foot house, which also features beamed ceilings, clerestory windows, two brick fireplaces, walls of glass, and lovely hillside views, is up for grabs again, but this time commanding a monthly rent of $5,500.
· Architectural Post & Beam in the Franklin Hills for Lease [Craigslist]