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Serene Venice house with bounty of outdoor spaces asks $4.2M

"I don’t know of any home in Venice that looks like ours."

LACMA is beloved. Its design never was. 

Even the museum’s glorious 1960s vision had its detractors.

Terrific ‘Triangle House’ in Tarzana seeks $3.9M

Built in 1960, but adapted well to modern times.

LACMA is being torn down right now

Demolition of the original modernist complex is clearing the way for a flashy new building.

Designers are 3D printing masks at home for LA hospital workers

In less than one week, hundreds of volunteers have printed more than 1,500 face masks and shields.

Temples to white supremacy

To cement their social status, wealthy landowners and movie moguls modeled their homes after Southern plantations.

11 Los Angeles realtors to follow if you love beautiful homes

Fall down a rabbit hole of rainbow-colored Art Deco tile and midcentury dreamboats.

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Mapped: 20 places in LA where black architects left their mark

From the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel to the Pacific Design Center’s blue building.

Panorama City tower, vacant since Northridge Earthquake, makes a comeback as 194 light-filled apartments

Will the reopening mark a turning point for the neighborhood?

Richard Neutra’s Lovell Health House—one of the greatest homes in Los Angeles—is for sale

Once described as "a Mondrian painting come to life."

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The best midcentury motels for a California road trip

From Palm Springs to Lake Tahoe, these are the ones still standing—and worth visiting.

Meet the LA architect who designed the Grasshopper lamp

For forward-thinking Angelenos in the 1940s and ’50s, Greta Magnusson Grossman’s modern design ethos was gospel.

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1980s concrete treehouse for sale for $5.5M in Pacific Palisades

It’s all concrete, glass, and steel, and from the interior, "it feels like you could reach out and touch the trees."

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The best things to do in LA right now

Explore LA’s impressive architecture, must-see art exhibits, and outdoor attractions.

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The Case Study houses that made LA a modernist mecca

Mapping the homes that helped to define an era.

‘Cinderella homes’ brought storybook whimsy to LA’s postwar suburbs

The recognizable houses, designed by homebuilder Jean Vandruff, are the subject of a new book.

These 1920s apartments inspired one of the best noir films ever made

For the set of In a Lonely Place, director Nicholas Ray recreated one of his first Hollywood homes.

The real-life tower that made ‘Die Hard’

Nakatomi Tower is really Fox Plaza in Century City, an example of 1980s power architecture at its finest.

Ray Kappe, LA’s trailblazing modernist architect, has died

During a career that spanned decades, Kappe designed more than 100 stunning residences and, as an educator, transformed the Los Angeles design world.

Celebrated architect David Adjaye’s first California project will be in LA

At the Beverly Center, of all places.

Case Study House No. 16 hits the market for $3M in Bel Air

Be the third owner ever of this piece of architectural history.

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LA’s 15 most glorious remaining Googies, mapped

With their dynamic roofs and neon signs, these diners, motels, and car washes showcase the best of Googie style.

Fabulous Greene and Greene Craftsman near Rose Bowl seeks $4.7M

Live in a piece of architectural history.

The spellbinding storybook houses of Los Angeles

How storybook style—drawn from the pages of fairytales and Europe’s cobblestone streets—came to have a bewitching effect on Los Angeles.

‘Essential’ midcentury modern by Craig Ellwood burns in Getty Fire

It’s unclear how much damage the fire unleashed on Crestwood Hills, which is filled with midcentury architecture

‘It’s up there with the best Art Deco buildings in Los Angeles’

After a careful restoration, the Trust building is back to its 1920s glory.

Rex Lotery-designed midcentury in Trousdale Estates seeks $14.8M

Steel beams and walls of glass bring the outdoors in.

Architect Bernard Judge lists award-winning hilltop home for $4.75M

Preservationists have begun to strategize about potentially landmarking the house, but Judge’s wife says she hopes they don’t.

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LA’s many varieties of Victorian mansions, mapped

A guide to some of the very finest.

Rare decor from Robert Winter’s bungalow headed to auction

A pair of planters by Ernest Batchelder, a David Hockney painting, and furniture by potter Beatrice Wood.

Will this skyscraper be Downtown LA’s next icon?

The developer says he didn’t want a "cookie cutter" high-rise.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s magnificent Ennis House sells for $18M

The Mayan Revival mansion, made famous in appearances in Blade Runner and House on Haunted Hill, was recently restored.

Dubai in WeHo? Residents loathe new Viper Room plans

At a community meeting, residents say they hate the look of the mixed-user designed by Morphosis.

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The ultimate guide to Dodger Stadium

The Boys in Blue are back for the playoffs.

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10 awe-inspiring Art Deco buildings in Los Angeles

Be dazzled by these architectural gems.

Shape-shifting apartment building planned in Hancock Park

The 11-story structure will offer up an optical illusion near Melrose and Rossmore.

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

It’s an elegant midcentury modern dream.

6 open houses to check out this weekend in Los Angeles

Take a self-guided architecture tour.

Googie-style Covina Bowl could be partially preserved as part of townhouse development

But don’t lace up your shoes just yet: Bowling is not coming back.