Category Archives: Architects

Save the Date – May 13, 2013 for Aaroe Architectural #22 John Parkinson Presentation!

This Monday, May 13th you are cordially invited to attend the latest presentation of the Aaroe Architectural Education Series. This one is going to really be great too. Stephen Gee, author of the brand new John Parkinson, Architect of Los … Continue reading

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Before the Birdhouse – Some Early Mellenthin Homes

If you know anything about San Fernando Valley real estate then you know the name William Mellenthin (1896-1979) is a magic one. One of the Valley’s pioneer developers, Mellenthin was responsible for constructing literally hundreds of homes throughout Valley (and elsewhere) … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to Enjoy “The View From Santa Monica” Esther McCoy Lecture This Saturday!

If you love Southern California’s historic modernistic architecture and you have not yet “met” Esther McCoy then you will be in for a treat. From 1950 up until her death in 1989, McCoy wrote and lectured extensively and brilliantly on … Continue reading

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Then and Now – The Tedfords of Rexford – 1004 North Rexford Drive

The area north of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills was set aside by its founders as the “estate” area and it was in this district that the largest and grandest homes were constructed including their own mammoth estates. Even the … Continue reading

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Big Architects, Small Commissions – Gordon B. Kaufmann Does A Little Shopping (Center) in Glendale

In the acting profession there’s an old axiom that goes something like “no small parts only small actors.” The same is just as true for architects. In the hands of a talented architect even the most innocuous little building, be … Continue reading

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High Desert Paradise – Apple Valley’s Historic Hilltop House is For Sale!

Out of the nearly 200 posts presented by Paradise Leased, few have generated the kind of excitement that our 2011 post on Apple Valley’s famous, but forlorned Hilltop House has generated. When I first wrote the post I wasn’t sure if … Continue reading

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Miracle on Bel-Air Road!

It’s Christmas in May! Not long ago, lovers of MCM architecture were delighted by the news that the beautiful 1956 Schumacher/Linkletter Estate @ 1100 Bel-Air Road had come on the market for the first time in decades, a house that not … Continue reading

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