Dear AT, I'd like to find a Midcentury modern home in LA and was wondering which neighborhoods in LA have a higher concentration of such homes. I am moving to LA from DC in a month and any help would be much appreciated!
Although often looked over, the northern LA County neighborhood of Granada Hills has a stunning, if not surprising, enclave of beautiful Eichler and other post war residences in various states of repair and disrepair. We've toured a couple, including Gregory's Palm Springs In the Suburbs and Cindy and Harvey's Eichler Original
Our own area of Silver Lake and the nearby Hollywood Hills has many Midcentury residences, including a notable section of Neutra homes near the Silver Lake reservoir we got to tour inside during a past architectural tour. There are plenty of non-name homes strewn across the hills, and a leisurely driving tour might lead to a discovery that way if you have some time to look around for that needle in the haystack.
Other areas with prominent number of MidCentury homes: Bel-Air, Palisades, Beverly Hills, Encino, Studio City, Altadena, Palos Verdes, Long Beach and Pasadena (and more we're sure we're forgetting). Two of our favourite sites that we use to window shop and daydream of purchasing our first home are SoCal Modern and the much higher echelon of listings, Architecture for Sale. We hope these help you find your MidCentury home here in LA.
Any other recommendations of homes of the MidCentury flavour?