By Julie Lasky
Los Angeles | $2.55 Million
Craig Ellwood — a self-taught architectural designer who broke into the big leagues when he was commissioned to design three Case Study houses — completed this wood, steel and glass complex in Hollywood in 1953, for Roy Maypole, a television news broadcaster. Known as the Courtyard Apartments, the property was intended as multifamily housing from the start and took first prize in the collective housing category at the São Paulo Art Biennial architecture competition in 1954. In 2015, it was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
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