Category Archives: Bel-Air

Then and Now – 345 St. Pierre Road

On Friday the Wall Street Journal reported that one of the great old mansions from silent-era Hollywood has come on the market for an asking price of $13,800,000. For me, this was exciting news as I have always considered the Spanish-styled … 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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A Sophisticated Georgian Manor in the Hills of Bel-Air

In his nearly half century of architectural practice, Douglas Honnold F.A.I.A. (1901-74) left an impressive legacy of design throughout Southern California, both singularly and in partnership with others such as George Vernon Russell; John Rex and John Lautner with a … Continue reading

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Then and Now – 1100 Bel-Air Road

It was so exciting to learn yesterday from the ever-on-top-of-things Real Estalker that the great Mid-Century estate at 1100 Bel-Air Road has come up for sale not only because it was the longtime base of the legendary Art Linkletter, but also … Continue reading

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“Blowin’ the Bazoo” in Bel-Air with Bob “Bazooka” Burns

Renowned for his homespun philosophy and amusing anecdotes about a cadre of fictional relatives from his home town of Van Buren, Arkansas, Bob Burns was a popular  presence on both radio and in films throughout the 1930’s and 1940’s. his … Continue reading

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