Henry Gesner – Hollywood Hills

Henry Gesner

Harry Gesner, a surfer, WW2 vet, and self-taught tradesman, designed for clients seeking modern, adventurous homes. This bachelor pad in the Hollywood Hills was built in 1954 for Fred Cole, a women’s swimsuit designer. Gesner took cues from Polynesian huts and Cole used the residence for many of his swimsuit photo shoots. Use the sliders…

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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!

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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…

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