There’s an endless stream of touristy activities, from the TMZ tour buses and “characters” on Hollywood Boulevard to the Walk of Fame and iconic Hollywood sign, but the neighborhood is so much more. Hollywood is enjoying a renaissance thanks to a nonstop stream of new restaurants, bars, and clubs. There’s no shortage of iconic theaters (the Pantages, Palladium, Cinerama Dome) and architectural gems, like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, which is now open to the public. Take in a screening at American Cinemateque’s Egyptian Theatre, picnic at the Hollywood Bowl before a concert with the L.A. Philharmonic, and channel your inner Rat Pack-er at the 96 year-old Musso & Frank Grill. And if you know a magician, they can get you into the members-only Magic Castle, housed in a storied Victorian mansion.
By Jenny Xie Location: 2699 La Cuesta Drive, Los Angeles, California Price: $1,700,000 Architect: Val Powelson Year built: 1954 Footprint: 1,276 square feet (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) Lot size: 6,444 square feet Nestled on a tranquil street off Mulholland Drive, this Mid-Century Modern two bedroom, two bathroom home was designed and built by architect Val Powelson,... Keep reading →
By Wendy Bowman Always wanted to settle into a crimson-colored bathtub that appears to float over the bustling metropolis below — all while ensconced in a midcentury modern oasis resembling the legendary “Swiss Family Robinson” treehouse? Then your idyllic home awaits in the prime Hollywood Hills, just steps from the Sunset Strip and a couple... Keep reading →
By Di Micol Passariello “Frank Lloyd Wright was the greatest American architect of all time,” said a 1991 survey by the American Institute of Architects. The brilliant and controversial architect for seventy years has designed iconic buildings, from the legendary Pennsylvania Waterfall House of 1937, to the 1952 Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, or the... Keep reading →
By Rachel Davies After over 30 years of being in the ownership of the University of Southern California, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Freeman house is up for sale. Built nearly a century ago between 1923 and 1925, the two bedroom, one bathroom home that historian Kathryn Smith describes as “one of Wright’s 20 most important houses”... Keep reading →
By Dobrina Zhekova In the early 1920s, Samuel and Harriet Freeman, a couple who had successfully invested in a jewelry business in Downtown Los Angeles, commissioned famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright to build a home within the steep Hollywood Hills. The property, a modest by Hollywood standards two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, would become an important cultural... Keep reading →