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The Beck House

A rare warehouse conversion in Hermosa Beach. Note the ESS at right of vintage photo, that was the name of the circuit board manufacturer that owned the building up until 1999. The current owner re-designed as an artistic / loft-like single family residence. It’s now zoned single family, so don’t get any wild ideas about…

The Heim House

The Heim house

The Heim House, built in 1887, in a photo from 1980 and today. One of the iconic Victorian residences on Carroll Avenue in Angelino Heights. Once the home of Ferdinand Heim, a brewer who owned several saloons in Los Angeles. Continue to swipe to see interesting advertisements from 1901 – 1903 for “help wanted” /…

R.E. Ibbetson House, 1889

R.E. Ibbetson House, 1889 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles

West Adams Blvd At the time the vintage photo was taken in 1980, the Victorian residence was owned by Douglas Carlton, an engineer and preservationist who was director of “Keep Old Los Angeles”, which he claimed help save the Wiltern and other significant LA Landmarks. He ran for mayor twice, bolstered by a group called…

The Buck House

Not much has changed since this photo was taken in 1995 by Carol Westwood other than auto design. The Buck House by Rudolf Schindler, 1934, is located near LACMA and is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 122. To see our entire list of Los Angeles Historic Homes, Then & Now Click the link!

Home of Lewis Stone – Wilton Historic District

Lewis Stones house 1920s

This 1908 Classical Revival in the Wilton Historic District still has its fluted columns, only the garden looks more modern. The architect is unknown, but Lewis Stone, the famous stage and screen star, lived here in the 1920’s. Stone was a contract player for MGM for 29 years, a record for any artist to one…

Then & Now – Wilshire Park Colonial Revival, 1917 (100th Birthday!)

Historic La Homes - Wilshire Park 1917

Los Angeles has a rich & unique history of homes and architecture. It may not be obvious, but the homes we drive by everyday in LA often carry amazing stories of the interesting people that built and lived in them. Using the slider below, you can see how this 1917 Colonial Revival in the Wilshire…

The Ernst House by Architect Gregory Ain

The Ansalem A. Ernst House by Architect Gregory Ain has listed for $1,799,000 in the Los Feliz Oaks. First time on market in over twenty years, this iconic home is LA Historic-Cultural Monument No. 840. The house, built in 1937,  is in original condition and does require restoration. The location is lovely, with canyon views…

R.M. Schindler, Architect – Tischler House in Westwood

The Tischler House, completed in 1950, by iconic Southern California architect R.M. Schindler, has listed for $1.7 million.  The property is located a block from UCLA in the Westwood area of Los Angeles.   Photo by Marvin Rand / Property listed by Crosby Doe

Irving Gill Townhouse a block from beach just listed

A townhouse in the Horatio West Court in Santa Monica, designed by renowned architect Irving Gill, has listed for 2.6 million.  It is a block from the sand!   The 1919 property is a City of Santa Monica Landmark as well as being listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. This is one of…

The Theadora Van Runkle Residence listed by Deasy Penner

Truly one of the best examples of a “home as art” that I’ve ever seen….. hidden up a long gated drive lies this enchanted creative sanctuary, situated on nearly half an acre. Past the garden gate, you are transported to another time. “Pebble Court” was the home and studio of ageless artist in residence Theadora…