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A curated midcentury home amid winding hills

Eclectic collections of furniture and objects fill the classic post-and-beam space.

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Feast your eyes on our favorite Los Angeles home tours

From a midcentury modern in Echo Park to a Tudor Revival in West Hollywood.

Unbungling a classic California bungalow

Architects do some back and body work to create a photographer duo’s indoor-outdoor haven.

A 1950s house’s ‘quirky, mad-hatter’ revamp

Leela Cyd and David Kilpatrick left Portland, Oregon, for Santa Barbara, California—and brought their sense of fun with them.

A midcentury gem gets a polish in LA

Architect Doug Rucker designed this dreamy 1964 house in Laurel Canyon, and one couple set out to update it.

A 1950s tract house turned eclectic, colorful sanctuary

A journalist from Mississippi and a photographer from Brooklyn spend four decades making a Santa Barbara tract house their home.

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Inside a Mar Vista oasis with a pool and ocean views

Marmol Radziner creates a hilltop retreat.

Best of Curbed LA’s home tours

An inside look at some of Los Angeles’s most beautiful homes

A Spanish bungalow is reimagined in Beverly Grove

Cole Martin and Jack Rayner opened up their small 1920s home, adding a deck and a music studio in the garage. The result is perfectly customized to fit their needs.

Falling for a pristine midcentury home—and each other

In Echo Park, an interior designer and fashion designer team up to update a gorgeous midcentury home.

In Silver Lake, two architects give their 1960s rental a minimalist overhaul

In exchange for a good deal on the rent, Annie Ritz and Daniel Rabin renovated their landlord’s family home.

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Joshua Tree midcentury home becomes writer's refuge

An old homesteader cabin in the desert offers a sanctuary—and an opportunity to live slower.

Inside a serene and minimal Los Feliz midcentury

Inside the posh enclave of The Oaks, this two-bedroom has clean lines, which meshes well with the owner’s pared-down style.

Trading Valleys: A family leaves Sherman Oaks for Monrovia, finding nature and community

The Gelinas family moves out of Sherman Oaks and finds their perfect house in Monrovia in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

In Pasadena, a Craftsman that mixes midcentury modern and preppy

A creative couple buys their first house and, serendipitously, their style aligns: "It’s like if the Kennedys went camping."

A bachelor embraces color and quirk in the Hollywood Hills

A tech entrepreneur left the Bay Area for warmer climes in southern California, and settled in a bright circa-1949 house in the Hollywood Hills renovated to embrace color—and the view.

Call for Submissions: See Your Home On Curbed LA!

We're on the hunt for House Calls subjects who'd be willing to open up their living spaces for a visit and a photo shoot. Could that be YOU? Here's all you need to know about submitting your house for consideration.

Inside LA’s ultimate Christmas light display

The show has been featured on several local news stations and has won awards, including last year’s grand prize on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight. But seeing it in these contexts doesn’t quite capture the magnitude of the presentation.

Call for submissions: we want to see your holiday decorations

We’re looking for submissions for a special edition of our House Calls series, in which we peek inside the homes of Angelenos. This time, we’re interested in finding out who really goes all out for the holidays.

Lake Balboa couple turns a cookie-cutter house into a modern family home

A lifelong Valley resident, James had to convince his wife to buy a tract home. With help from a friend who is an interior designer, they've created a space they both love. The home is open and filled with fixtures that are both artsy and on-trend.

After a fire, a Beverly Grove couple rebuilds

As Mark and Kathryn waited for insurance money to make repairs, they carefully selected cool, clean-looking materials and fixtures. The house's plaster walls are almost totally bare; there's absolutely no clutter—and there's a reason for that.

In Glendale, an Adams Hill midcentury showpiece feels like home

In this edition of House Calls, meet Andrew, whose love for midcentury is everlasting. "Right now, [midcentury] is a trend that will ... go out of style again, but this is me. I’ll always be interested in midcentury," he says.

Ancient and modern collide at LA interior designer's home

Inside the Los Angeles loft of interior designer and landscape architect Paiman Salimpour, founder of Sormeh Lifestyle. Salimpour’s personal style mixes the raw with the refined for a forward-looking aesthetic.

A daring concrete home rises on—and in—a Los Angeles cliff

A Los Angeles couple commissions a firm to create a home on a steep, narrow site for their family, eventually settling in a dreamy concrete pentagonal house with sweeping city views.

Hopeless Fixer Becomes Craftsman Dream in Hollywood

Annette and Gustavo's 1908 Craftsman home in Hollywood is impeccable today, but go back in time 14 years to when they bought it and you'd find a rundown place with a tarp on part of the roof; a house that, internally, was actually, visibly sinking.

Touring a Pico-Union Home Opened Up For Entertaining

Those lucky enough to be invited to the parties and brunches hosted at Eric and Frank's Pico-Union home are greeted by wide open doors. An easy flow between the interior and the exterior makes the space large and inviting for all the hosting they do.

Touring a Loft in a 1920s Hollywood Building

Seth wrote to Curbed LA about his roomy loft in the Broadway Hollywood building (aka the BH Dyas Building, built in the late 1920s as the department store's Hollywood location). His decor "plays off of the industrial NYC vibes of the building."

A Little West Adams Apartment Pared Down For Baby

Danielle and Thomas used the arrival of their son as a reason to pare down the belongings in their 600-square-foot apartment—not just to make more room, but also because they were "trying not to bring him into a house full of crap."

A Sworn New Yorker Makes a Home in Venice Beach

When LA native Marika moved back home after years in NYC, she was after a funny, sentimental place by the beach.

A Photographer Creates His Minimalist Dream Home in a Koreatown Chateau

Jonathan's past experience with serious renovations gave him the confidence to overhaul his outdated condo in a stylish older building. In the end, transforming his space worth it. "I'm not here to flip homes," he says. "This is my home."

A Bohemian Dream Come to Life in Mt. Washington

What happens when a vintage store owner/designer and a hat-maker make a home in a former hunting cabin in Northeast LA that dates back to the 1920s?

Touring a $45k Mobile Home Filled With Kitsch in Eagle Rock

Touring a Collector's Little Vintage Treasure Trove in Los Feliz

Touring a Playfully Bold Architectural Home in Mar Vista

The Rest of the Story of a Now-Famous Echo Park Bungalow

Inside a Gothic Wonderland at a Hollywood Complex Built By Cecil B. DeMille

How to Decorate With Kids' Toys in a Beverly Grove Bungalow

Making Old Hollywood Feel New in a 1920s Courtyard Complex

Touring a Traveler's Two-Story Garden Apartment in Silver Lake