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A Modern Mountain Getaway

Tim Gallagher's new home in Crowley Lake, south of Mammoth Lakes, was designed by his brother, Dan. The house, which is essentially stacked boxes, is unusual in a land of traditional cabins. Expansive windows offer nice views of the surrounding landscape.
Los Angeles Times: Sweet cabin, dude
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$14 M for Olivia Newton John's Home

Olivia Newton John has listed her Mediterranean-style Malibu home for $14 million. The house sits on a private cul de sac in a gated and secure compound, but the price seems a little steep considering the house is not on the beach. And you can get on the beach in Malibu for much less than $14 million.
Asking Price: $14,000,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6

Listing Voyeur: $10.6 M on Pacific Coast Highway

Sitting atop a bluff overlooking a private beach in Malibu, this house affords breathtaking views of the Pacific from most rooms. The home is being offered for $10,650,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 7
33330 Pacific Coast Highway

Eco-Friendly Home For Sale on eBay

The recently completed, environmentally-friendly Project7Ten House in Venice, Calif., is now for sale on eBay. The house earned its LEED certification with solar panels, gray water recycling, Energy Star appliances, radiant heating and the use of locally available green materials.

The house sits on a shaded 5,400 square foot lot. The main house has 3,440 square feet. There is an additional 425 square feet above a detached garage. The starting bid for the furnished-home is $2,850,000.

A Modernist Discovery in Pasadena

The Pasadena home Rapor reflects the modernist spirit of late architect Conrad Buff III, who built it in 1977. The current owners gave The Los Angeles Times a tour of this wonderful piece of architectural history. Buff was a partner of Buff, Straub & Hensman, which was responsible for distinctive California architecture, including two Case Study houses.

Rapor's first impression -- a stolidity, size and strength that belies its modest 1,600 square feet -- is typical of the later work of Buff & Hensman, says architectural historian John English.

"Often from the outside they can appear windowless and maybe not that inviting," he says. "But you can't read them from the outside; the house is designed to unfold itself and increase your experience of it as you walk into it."

The stained-glass doors lead up a cavernous flight of stairs. At the top, the sense of symmetry and order is immediately inviting: two sunbathed patios flank the walkway, facing east toward the morning sun and the mountains. One deck is for sunbathing; the other is a sitting area with a glass table that, typical of Buff's ingenuity, also functions as a skylight to the art studio below.

Mirman Residence
Saul Bass Residence Case Study #20
Architect's former home reflects his spirit
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Conrad Buff's Raptor

The Pasadena home designed by architect Conrad Buff.

Party in the Sky: 1960

May 9, 1960. One of the landmark images in the history of 20th-century architecture: Julius Shulman's nighttime shot of Ann Lightbody and Cynthia Murfee in Case Study House #22, the Stahl residence at 1635 Woods Drive in the Hollywood Hills, overlooking Sunset Boulevard. Architect: Pierre Koenig. The photograph, taken with a Swiss-made Sinar 4x5 view camera, is a double exposure: Seven minutes for the background with the house lights turned off, then a flash shot for the interior, with flashbulbs replacing the regular incandescent lamps in the ceiling fixtures. View full size.

Stahl Residence: 1960

Case Study House #22. The Stahl residence at 1635 Woods Drive, Los Angeles. May 9, 1960. Architect: Pierre Koenig. Kodachrome by Julius Shulman. View full size.

Project7Ten House Shows Off Green Credentials

The just completed Project7Ten house in Venice, Calif., is a LEED certified house that shows off the latest in environmentally friendly conventional construction. The house feature solar panels, gray water recycling, bamboo flooring, Energy Star appliances, locally available green materials and radiant heating.
The Real Green Deal
Project7Ten Green House Completed in LA
710 Millwood Avenue

$27 Million Penthouse Hits Market in Century City

A $27 million, two story, five-bedroom penthouse at The Century was listed this week. The 42-story tower is under construction in Century City, Calif. The penthouse has a private elevator. Amenities at The Century include 4 acres of landscaped gardens, fitness center and 24-hour valet. View full size.
The Century
Yowzer! The Century's $27 Million Penthouse

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