A Tree Grows Through the Center Of This Echo Park Rental

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo Designed by Simon Storey of Anonymous Architects, you can rent this striking grownup treehouse for $9,000. From the outside, you might not even notice the giant tree growing straight up through the middle of this Echo Park, California home. But once you get inside, the solid trunk shooting up from the… Keep reading

Guess How Much This Mid-Century Home Built By 23 Students Just Sold For

By Kathryn McLamb Built by 23 students at Pasadena City College in California, this mid-century home was celebrated in a public display when construction was completed in 1960. The 1,200-square-foot structure, known as ‘Case Study House #11,’ was then sold via a silent auction and moved from the campus to its current location in nearby… Keep reading

Clad in Black, This Minimalist, Japanese-Inspired Home Asks $1.7M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo This monochromatic home in Southern California stands out for so many reasons. Clad in corrugated cement fiberboard with sleek black exteriors, the Monokuro House cuts a striking figure. Set in a suburban neighborhood in Torrence, California, surrounded traditional single-story residences, the home stands out due to its distinctive facade and its… Keep reading

A Japanese-Inspired Charles Wong Post-and-Beam Home Hits the Market at $1.1M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo This beautiful midcentury also happens to be the childhood home of Issa Rae. Designed by residential architect Charles Wong in 1962, the post-and-beam Yuen Residence is an example of the burgeoning postwar influx of Japanese-inspired design in Southern California. The home’s elegant, minimalist interiors blend a distinctive Japanese aesthetic with classic… Keep reading

An Extra Large Neutra Home With Sweeping SoCal Views Lists For $4.1M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo The Rados House is one of the largest Neutra-designed residences in the United States. Located in Rancho Palos Verdes, a suburb of Los Angeles, the Rados House was designed by Richard Neutra in 1957 for John Rados, a prolific shipbuilder and the owner of Harbor Boat Building Company. Set at the… Keep reading

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