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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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Populuxe Palace – The 1957 Research House

Between 1945 and 1966, a series of “Case Study” houses were built in the Los Angeles area that were intended to serve as something of a laboratory for new ideas and methods in modern home construction and design. The brainchild of John … Continue reading

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