Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Art & Design of Burning Man

Key Note :: Michael Christian

































The annual Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock desert kicks off this coming Monday. The week-long event, billed as "an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression and radical self-reliance," promises to once again offer up a stunning and eclectic collection of art and installations. Here we take a look back at some of the inspiring creations from Burning Man's past. 

The Man

Coyote :: Bryan Tedrick

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mid-Century Post + Beam :: Edward H. Fickett, FAIA







Sensational and rare opportunity in the highly desirable Colony enclave of Nichols Canyon. 4 bedroom / 3 bath, single level quintessential mid-century post and beam designed by Ed Fickett spans over a serene and incredibly private 8670 square foot flat lot with large swimming pool and spa.

Lively floor-plan offers expansive open living and entertaining areas opening to multiple outdoor living spaces. Post and beams span wide across the common areas, while walls of glass and sliding doors create unity with the lush outdoors.

Large and deep swimming pool gently hugs the rear hillside and takes full advantage of the prized lot with no rear neighbors and incredible privacy all around. Outdoor dining and living spaces, decks and fire pit, and side yard.

Many recent improvements including fully updated kitchen with marble countertops, all bathrooms recently renovated, pool restoration, new landscaping and exterior privacy fencing.

Master suite has large walk-in closet and opens to side courtyard. Updated bath with large spa shower. Secondary bedrooms off the same wing are generous and bright with floor to ceiling windows and walk-in closets.

4th bedroom or ideal den/guest suite is located on the opposite side and and has a full bath and access to the side yard and pool.


3043 Nichols Canyon Road, Nichols Canyon
for sale - $1,685,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000

Friday, August 15, 2014

1964 Balboa Highlands Post + Beam :: Joseph Eichler






















Balboa Highlands the site of roughly 100 of the most Iconic and sought after homes in Southern California, the only Eichler tract in Los Angeles county. Classic post and beam architectural with U shaped program wrapping around an all glass interior courtyard. Over-sized updated eat-in kitchen with direct garage access. Open living-dining rooms with exceptional original detail and wood burning fireplace is designed to draw the occupants to the back yard’s spectacular canyon and mountain views. Enlarged master bedroom also opens to the back yard and views. Remodeled master bath with designer finishes respects the mid century modern design. Gallery hallway leads to 3 guest bedrooms which share an additional bath and laundry room. The third guest bedroom doubles as a den/office which opens to the all glass interior court yard. Back yard entertainer’s deck is shaded by enormous Pines while looking over the valley and views beyond. Room for pool. 

Rare offering. By appointment only.


17031 Nanette Street, Granada Hills
for sale - $765,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000



A Glimpse at the WAF 2014 Shortlist :: Completed Buildings - Small Projects

Strömkajen Ferry Terminals :: Marge Arkitekter :: Sweden
This week, as we continue our series focusing on the World Architecture Festival's 2014 Shortlist, we look at selections from the Small Projects category.
Salvaged Ring :: a21studio :: Vietnam

Sydney Harbour Ferry Wharves Upgrade :: GroupGSA :: Australia

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hello Wood Art Camp

For a fifth consecutive year, 120 young designers and architects were invited to attend the Hello Wood Art Camp in the fields of Csórompuszta, Hungary. Each year participants were given a specific theme and one week to create wooden installations based upon that theme. This year's theme: balance. Here we take a look at some of the results.



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

1923 Spanish View Home






Coveted Spanish style home built in 1923 sited on the brow of Amalfi Drive overlooking the Santa Monica canyon and the Pacific beyond. The main level offers the formal spaces including the living room, dining room, open kitchen and guest suite which all lend access to the decks or gardens surrounded by views. The lower floor is dedicated to the luxurious master suite including a sitting area and office. The house also offers a separate guest suite.

This rare Spanish Style house sits in arguably one of the best sites in the canyon with ocean views.


383 Amalfi Drive, Santa Monica
for sale - $2,450,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000



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