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Fabulous Greene and Greene Craftsman near Rose Bowl seeks $4.7M

Live in a piece of architectural history.

The spellbinding storybook houses of Los Angeles

How storybook style—drawn from the pages of fairytales and Europe’s cobblestone streets—came to have a bewitching effect on Los Angeles.

‘Essential’ midcentury modern by Craig Ellwood burns in Getty Fire

It’s unclear how much damage the fire unleashed on Crestwood Hills, which is filled with midcentury architecture

‘It’s up there with the best Art Deco buildings in Los Angeles’

After a careful restoration, the Trust building is back to its 1920s glory.

Rex Lotery-designed midcentury in Trousdale Estates seeks $14.8M

Steel beams and walls of glass bring the outdoors in.

Architect Bernard Judge lists award-winning hilltop home for $4.75M

Preservationists have begun to strategize about potentially landmarking the house, but Judge’s wife says she hopes they don’t.

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LA’s many varieties of Victorian mansions, mapped

A guide to some of the very finest.

Rare decor from Robert Winter’s bungalow headed to auction

A pair of planters by Ernest Batchelder, a David Hockney painting, and furniture by potter Beatrice Wood.

Will this skyscraper be Downtown LA’s next icon?

The developer says he didn’t want a "cookie cutter" high-rise.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s magnificent Ennis House sells for $18M

The Mayan Revival mansion, made famous in appearances in Blade Runner and House on Haunted Hill, was recently restored.

Dubai in WeHo? Residents loathe new Viper Room plans

At a community meeting, residents say they hate the look of the mixed-user designed by Morphosis.

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The ultimate guide to Dodger Stadium

The Boys in Blue are back for the playoffs.

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26 things to do in LA this fall

Eat pancakes at a Googie diner. Tour historic Victorian homes. Catch a horror flick in a 1920s theater. Walk through a rainbow-colored pavilion.

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10 awe-inspiring Art Deco buildings in Los Angeles

Be dazzled by these architectural gems.

Shape-shifting apartment building planned in Hancock Park

The 11-story structure will offer up an optical illusion near Melrose and Rossmore.

Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s Long Beach home for sale for $3.3M

It’s an elegant midcentury modern dream.

6 open houses to check out this weekend in Los Angeles

Take a self-guided architecture tour.

Googie-style Covina Bowl could be partially preserved as part of townhouse development

But don’t lace up your shoes just yet: Bowling is not coming back.

Morphosis now designing LA’s Korean American National Museum

The flashy design is based on "the idea of a lifted, displaced landscape—a piece of Korea grafted onto Los Angeles."

Historic Arroyo del Rey will not be gifted to USC

The owner of the Pasadena landmark cites an "unmendable chasm in the vision of heritage conservation."

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LA’s 15 most glorious remaining Googies, mapped

With their dynamic roofs and neon signs, these diners, motels, and car washes showcase the best of Googie style.

Landmarked Brentwood midcentury modern by A. Quincy Jones seeks $3M

Built in 1950 for the cooperative Crestwood Hills Mutual Housing Association.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House now a UNESCO World Heritage site

"It is overwhelming to realize the world officially recognizes the outstanding universal value of this home," says Hollyhock House curator Jeffrey Herr.

Wright disciple Foster Rhodes Jackson’s organic modern masterpiece asking $5M

Constructed over several decades, the stone-and-glass residence bears a strong resemblance to Taliesin West.

The designer who gave Googie its flair

With Armet and Davis, Helen Liu Fong designed some of the most iconic cafes and diners in LA.

‘He was a center of gravity’: Architect Francois Perrin dies at 50

The imaginative curator defied architectural boundaries and united LA’s design community.

Chasing Paul Williams

"I wasn’t sure what to look for when I walked into Williams’s buildings, so I searched for clues about the man himself."

Splendid midcentury Buff & Hensman in Cahuenga Pass seeks $3.8M

A guest house, pool, and, oh, those views

Historic Lukens House on the market in Jefferson Park for $1.9M

The sensitively restored home also comes with a glass dining pavilion that dates to 1908.

MOCA was Pritzker Prize winner Arata Isozaki’s first U.S. commission

It has been described as one of LA’s most "unquestionably beautiful" postmodern buildings.

John Lautner house up for rent in Beachwood Canyon

The midcentury modern has been restored "with the guidance" of Lautner associate Helena Arahuete.

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Mapped: 19 places in LA where black architects left their mark

From the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel to the Pacific Design Center’s blue building.

What is USC doing to care for LA’s most important architecture?

News broke last week about the theft of furniture from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Freeman House in Hollywood, raising questions about how the university stewards historic homes.

Robert Winter, chronicler of LA architecture, has died

Winter "lived and breathed the built world of Los Angeles."

Palos Verdes Art Center raffling phenomenal midcentury modern by Ladd and Kelsey

The museum is also launching an exhibit about the architectural team.

Midcentury with stained glass windows, built-in seating is a work of art for $2.8M

Designed by Foster Rhodes Jackson, who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright, the house is totally unique.

Grand old Pasadena estate overlooking the Colorado Bridge hits the market for $8M

The gracious 1917 Monterey Colonial holds seven bedrooms, six baths—and eight fireplaces.

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Arthur Elrod and the vibrant, modern interiors of Palm Springs

For clients that included Lucille Ball, the prolific designer blended minimalist interiors, bulky furniture pieces, and opulent antiques.

Otherworldly development planned for legendary Viper Room

The Sunset Strip project, designed by Morphosis, will create a new home for the venue.