Neuroscience and Neutra: 70 Years Ahead of His Time

On the evening of December 8th, historian and author Dr. Barbara Lamprecht will speak on “Neuroscience and Neutra: 70 Years Ahead of His Time;” her doctoral dissertation exploring Richard Neutra’s roots in neuroscience and landscape. This unique opportunity is not one to be missed as the lecture will take place at one of Neutra’s architectural marvels; The Lovell Health House. The Lovell Health House was designed and built by Neutra between 1927 and 1929 in the modernist International Style. The home is often cited as the first steel frame house in the United States. Lecture attendees will have the chance to explore the unique home as well as hear a talk from the house’s preservationist, Josh Gorrell. The talk will focus on the history of the Lovell House and its place within the movement of Modernist architecture.

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Singer Lourdes Hernández Lists Her Chic Mediterranean-Style Cottage for $1.9M

By Kathryn M.

Located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, the colorful abode features arched windows overlooking a tropical backyard.

Lourdes Hernández is parting ways with her Mediterranean-style two-bedroom home in Los Angeles. After buying the 1925 residence just two years ago for a reported $1,200,000, the Spanish singer-songwriter, known professionally as Russian Red, treated the space to a top-down revamp. Now, it’s dreamier than ever, and currently seeking $1,885,000.

Fenced and gated from the street, the white-painted residence—recently featured in Domino magazinesits on a lush 7,198-square-foot private lot, offering a generous slice of solitude in the middle of Los Angeles. Banana and avocado trees dot the backyard, which boasts a saltwater pool, bocce court, fire pit, and a separate studio that’s also included in the sale.

In the main residence, the single-story floor plan stretches across more than 2,000 square feet, seamlessly connecting the living spaces with the two bedrooms and baths. Herringbone-patterned oak floors run throughout, contrasting with the home’s crisp white color palette and vibrant accents. Arched picture windows create an intimate indoor/outdoor connection, while inviting ample natural light to illuminate nearly every corner of the home. Scroll ahead to see the entertainer’s dreamy oasis, adorned with designer details.

To read the full article visit their website here.

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A Picture Perfect Mid-Century in Pasadena Lists for $2.3M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo

The plans for this post-and-beam construction were featured in the May 1950 edition of “Arts & Architecture Magazine.”

Known as the Robert Smith Residence, 320 San Miguel Road was built by architects Eugene Weston and Douglas Byles in 1951, after the plans for the home were published in the May 1950 edition of Arts & Architecture Magazine, in an article titled, “The Small House and the City Plot.” The home hasn’t stayed small, though; it’s evolved over the years thanks to a series of well-executed renovations. Today, is the epitome of indoor/outdoor living.

The first renovation happened in 1964 when Whitney Smith designed and added two additional pavilions—the living room and the master suite. The additions were tied together with a transparent glass box entry. Smith’s work stayed true to the rhythm of the original design by connecting and integrating the original and new elements of the home in a playful and perfectly seamless way.

The next renovation came in 1984, when the home’s guest wing was expanded, adding a large en suite bathroom and two adjoining rooms connected by double pocket doors. In 2005, the home received a sensitive and architecturally thoughtful remodel focused on the kitchens and the bathrooms. This renovation also added the pool and a koi pond located just outside the master suite. Adding to the history of the home, the seller, Dave Binder, happens to be a general contractor who specializes in restoring architectural homes, working to bring the Robert Smith Residence up to 2019 standards while maintaining its 1950’s charm.

320 San Miguel Road, Pasadena is currently being listed for $2,275,000 by Julia Allos of Deasy Penner Podley.

To read the full article visit their website here.

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Here’s what $1.79M buys in Los Angeles

By Jenna Chandler

Musicians Lourdes Hernández and Zach Leigh, the couple behind event venue The Ruby Street in Highland Park, are looking to sell a 1920s Mediterranean-style “cottage” that they’ve overhauled over the past two years. Featured in Domino and the Spanish edition of Architectural Digest, the home now sports oak floors in a herringbone pattern, Smeg appliances, recessed lighting and skylights, two colorful bathrooms, and an open concept, while retaining an abundance of original arched windows. On the 7,198-square-foot lot, the duo also added a saltwater pool and fire pit in the front yard, and converted a lower level with a three-quarter bath into guest quarters. The asking price is $1.885 million.

To read the full article visit their website here.

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