By Ellie Stathaki

Few places capture the public imagination like California. The Golden State on the American West Coast is the stuff of myth, movie and modernism; and these modernist houses – which are currently up for sale – could be just the excuse to make the move.

The Allan F Daily Residence, Glendale

This California gem is designed by mid-century modernist architect Clair Philip Earl, and originally built in 1954. The Daily Residence occupies a high point on the rolling hills of Los Angeles’ Glendale, and specifically in the modernist haven of Whiting Woods. Spanning ample outside space and 1,885 sq ft, the home features distinctive low forms with large overhangs that allow residents to enjoy the garden and entertain outdoors, while being protected from the intense Californian sun. The roof also extends to produce a carport for the new owner’s car collection. The garden has been landscaped by local horticulturalist and designer Kathleen Ferguson.

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Itching to see some lovely homes in the LA area? Look no further than our roundup of homes for sale. All priced under $1.5 million! Whether its a NELA fixer, a turnkey bungalow, or a centrally located townhome, there’s something for everyone!

Glendale | Clair Philipp Earl, AIA | The Allan F. Daily Residence, 1954

3637 El Lado Drive | $1,389,000

The Daily Residence, secluded atop a promontory point in Glendale’s modernist haven of Whiting Woods, provides the perfect hideaway to meet the needs of our ways of living, working, and learning. Landmarked and holding a Mills Act contract providing substantial property tax savings, the house has commanding views of the San Gabriel Mountains and Crescenta Valley. Lastly, California’s burgeoning postwar car culture plays a prominent role in the house as an oversized carport, suitable for any 1950s-era dagmarred car, will surely fit right in. Glass walls, two fireplaces, workable front and rear yards, and updated systems throughout.

Altadena | English Cottage Revival

487 Crosby Street | $949,000

Beautifully reimagined inside and out is this turnkey 1920’s English Cottage. The house is filled with character details & grace while offering all the modern amenities of today’s lifestyle. A warm and cozy living room welcomes you into the home. The spacious dining room is perfect for family dinners and the updated kitchen appointments include new cabinetry with plenty of storage, quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, a farmhouse-style sink, and new LG stainless-steel appliances. There are two ample sized guest bedrooms, a guest bathroom, and a spacious master suite complete with a luxurious full bath and a finished closet. French doors lead to your private backyard oasis. Centrally located in the foothills community of Altadena and minutes to area schools, parks, trails, JPL, and Rose Bowl. A short drive will put you in Old Town Pasadena, Dodger Stadium and Downtown, LA. Welcome home!

La Crescenta | Remodeled 1925 Character Home

3112 Evelyn Street | $899,000

This remodeled single-story abode offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms and an approximately 560 sqft guest house with one bedroom and one bath. Guest home ideal for visitors, in laws, or a work from home office! Features a sunny living room with new flooring and new lighting throughout, open kitchen with new paint a center island, stainless steel appliances with lots of white cabinets and a beautiful mountain view. The master bedroom features folding door closet throughout and beautiful view from the window. The large lot has lots of fruit trees, including pomegranate tree, orange tree, fig tree, mulberry tree and is great for entertaining and relaxing. All fresh new interior and exterior paint. Award Winning School district, including CV High School.

Sierra Madre | Turnkey Bungalow

280 East Sierra Madre Boulevard | $1,439,000

This special and stylish home has much more than meets the eye. The single-level, custom built home boasts an open floor plan with abundance of living space with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, separate living/gathering areas and a gourmet kitchen with quartz counters, large central Island, custom cabinets and high quality appliances. This home has a lovely master suite with spa like master bath and walk-in closet, second bedroom with en-suite, as well as two additional bedrooms with a shared bathroom. The backyard provides you with privacy for relaxation and a generous patio for outdoor living and dining. The large front yard and covered porch offer countless opportunities for fun visits with friends and neighbors, front row seats to the famous Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade and mountain views! Within close distance to our quaint village and all its restaurants, parks and entertainment.

Glassell Park | 1937 Spanish

3227 Andrita Street | $845,000

Located in the highly desirable and up and coming Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, sits this charming Spanish with great potential. On the market for the first time in over 50 years the floor plan offers open dining and living room with high ceilings. The long hallway connects the three bedrooms, full bathroom and large den. Situated on a large lot with mature shade trees, the expansive backyard is like having your own private park. The four-car garage could be converted into the ultimate workshop or home office/gym. A light fixer, this home can be restored to its original charm or reimagined. Centrally located, there is easy access to all the great restaurant’s and shopping in the NELA area. This one is not to be missed!

Altadena | Remodeled Mediterranean

381 East Las Flores Drive | $1,349,000

Custom gating and lush landscaping hint at the beauty and serenity of this hidden Mediterranean style home. The expansive property unfolds and reveals a unique setting and a plethora of outdoor areas will make it hard to decide where to relax! As you enter the home through custom doors, the open floorplan consists of beautiful windows and natural lighting throughout. The master retreat features a new bathroom with luxurious fixtures, a sitting area (that can be converted into another bedroom!), a master closet, and French doors to a balcony and front patio. The crown jewel of this home is the back patio with a classic fountain, outdoor kitchen, and numerous seating areas; don’t miss the zen yoga area either! This is the perfect refuge minutes from the city.

Arcadia | 1992 Traditional

5569 Hallowell Avenue | $1,450,000

Welcome to this Arcadia Traditional style home that was built in 1992 and is located in the prime Arcadia area just a few minutes from Live Oak Park. The home offers four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Features a large living room with high vaulted ceilings and a custom built wood burning fireplace with beautiful wood details and stone accents with adjacent dining area. The kitchen, breakfast area and family room have an open concept feel and all look out to the beautifully landscaped backyard through the sliding glass doors and windows that line the rear of the home. The kitchen offers solid oak cabinets, and matching wood panel on sub-zero fridge. More storage is found at the built-in pantry area that also offers a quaint office nook. The master suite is on the main floor of the home with a large walk-in closet with dual entrances, full bathroom, vanity, spa tub and separate shower. The master also includes sliding glass doors that give nice access to the rear covered patio and magnificent backyard. Three more bedrooms and one full bathroom are on the second floor of the home. The home also has a three-car garage with tons of storage, a one quarter bathroom and even a bonus workshop room with built-in cabinetry and a sink.

Pasadena | Luxury Condominium

155 Cordova Street, Unit 301 | $1,500,000

Enter this immaculate, luxury condominium with no shared walls, through an elevator opening to a private foyer shared with one neighbor. This luxury unit boasts an open, airy floor plan, three generous bedrooms and two and half baths. Interior luxury details include newer hardwood floors, crown molding, plantation shutters, and gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, Thomas cabinets, porcelain floors, eating area and ample storage. The spacious master bedroom features an en suite with soaking tub, double sinks and two toilet rooms. Brilliantly energy efficient with Low-E windows, tank less water heater and a solar system supporting the HOA. Amenities include a distinguished roof top deck with pool, Jacuzzi, lounge area, cabanas, full catering bar, fire pit, fireplace, open glass fitness center, fountains and breathtaking mountain views. A short distance from restaurants, shopping, theaters and transportation. Experience privilege, prestige and privacy at Terra Bella…your home!

Los Angeles | Modern Del Rey Condo

11734 Avon Way, Unit 102 | $674,500

Fresh off a price reduction, this modern and hip two bedroom townhouse-stye unit is situated perfectly on the border of Culver City and trendy Del Rey. The lower level is comprised of a stylish open kitchen with stainless steel appliances that flows seamlessly into a bright dining area with sputnik lighting and living area with gas fireplace. Upstairs features a large master with private bathroom, while the second bedroom, a potential work from home office, has a quaint balcony that provides steady westside ocean breezes. Unit has two tandem parking spots, new AC condenser and NEST thermostat. Close to Washington’s restaurant row, Alla park and the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market. Minutes to the beach, Ballona Creek Bike Path, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista and Abbot Kinney shops and restaurants.

South Pasadena | 1926 Character Home

1709 Gillette Crescent | $798,000

Located on a charming tree-lined street is a quintessential South Pasadena character home. A wonderful starter property in a wonderful location. The white roses that line the front of the lot will welcome you most all year round. The quaint front porch is where you may relax and enjoy the quiet residential street. When you enter you’ll be delighted by the open and spacious living area, the beautiful hardwood floors, the modern fireplace and the coved ceilings. There are two bedrooms also with hardwood floors plus a full bath. The backyard is where you can kick back and relax, garden, BBQ or just play around. The detached single-car garage is currently being used as a workshop and is located in the back of the yard, great for privacy. This also gives you a nice long driveway along the side of the house. Located in the award winning South Pasadena School District. Only minutes to DTLA. Close to the super fun Thursday Farmers Market, Old Town South Pasadena and Old Pasadena, restaurants, shopping and more. This is a great home that has been loved and maintained for many years. You can move right in as-is or make your own upgrades first.

Sierra Madre | Upgraded Townhome

125 East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Unit E | $689,000

Upgraded and spacious townhome in a small, gated, well-maintained complex with pool and cabana. A short distance to shops, restaurants, and parks in the highly sought after Sierra Madre Village. Living room features a wood burning or gas fireplace, recessed lighting, and glass doors to private patio. Generous sized dining room with convenient wide pass through to large bright remodeled kitchen. Abundance of cabinetry, 18-bottle wine fridge, oven stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Two master suites. Recent upgrades include new copper plumbing, dual pane windows, central air and heat, wood-like laminate flooring, carpet on bedroom level, and Cat-5 wiring. Direct access into the unit from an attached two-car garage with washer and dryer. One of the best priced homes in the area!

10050 Wentworth Street 10

Join us for a virtual tour of a custom built estate with views in Shadow Hills. The possibilities are endless on this massive lot with room for an equestrian and sports area. Then explore a Cape-Cod style pool home in La Crescenta. Plus, there’s a remodeled character home and a Mid-Century ranch style abode for you to take in.

Shadow Hills | Mediterranean Estate Property

10050 Wentworth Street | $1,895,000

Custom built gated equestrian estate property with great floorplan, scale and indoor/outdoor living with walls of French doors opening to terraces. First level features spectacular family room with fireplace and integrated systems for movie screening and entertaining. Chef’s gourmet kitchen with top appliances and generous walk-in pantry. Intimate formal dining room, office with fireplace/courtyard views and maid’s room with separate entrance. Second level features Master suite with spa bathroom/generous walk in dressing room/closet and terrace. Four additional bedrooms, terrace + gym with expansive mountain views. Outside solar pool/spa, custom 9′ fireplace, two gourmet BBQ stations. Painted half basketball court, generous three-car garage and motor court, ample parking, RV access/facilities and extra storage. Additional massive flat lot with endless opportunities for equestrian area, sports and more.

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Clair Philip Earl, AIA, The Allan F. Daily Residence, 1954. Our milieu has changed and our narrative of home, work, and school has shifted from outward acts and experiences to inward introspection, functionality, adaptability, and sustainability. The Daily Residence, secluded atop a promontory point in Glendale’s modernist haven of Whiting Woods, provides a tangible solution to meet the needs of our new narrative of living, working, and learning.

Landmarked and holding a Mills Act contract providing substantial property tax savings, the house has commanding views of the San Gabriel Mountains and Crescenta Valley. Official records of the house indicate three bedrooms and two bathrooms, though one bedroom has been reconfigured to create an en suite, master bath which could easily be returned to its original footprint.

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With the Holidays around the corner, are you looking for an escape? Look no further than our weekly roundup of virtual tours. An impeccable Mid-Century in the hills of Glendale, a designer renovation in chic Silver Lake, and even a modernized English Cottage are yours to enjoy. Happy touring!

Glendale | Clair Philip Earl, AIA | The Allan F. Daily Residence, 1954

3637 El Lado Drive | $1,389,000

The Daily Residence, secluded atop a promontory point in Glendale’s modernist haven of Whiting Woods, provides the perfect hideaway to meet the needs of our ways of living, working, and learning. Landmarked and holding a Mills Act contract providing substantial property tax savings, the house has commanding views of the San Gabriel Mountains and Crescenta Valley. Official records of the house indicate three bedrooms and two bathrooms, though one bedroom has been reconfigured to create an en suite, master bath which could easily be returned. Lastly, California’s burgeoning postwar car culture plays a prominent role in the house as an oversized carport, suitable for any 1950s-era dagmarred car, will surely fit right in. Glass walls, two fireplaces, workable front and rear yards, and updated systems throughout.

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The San Gabriel Valley is home to some of the most diverse architectural styles of homes in all of Southern California. With something to suit everyone’s style, we are offering a curated sample of some of the homes we currently have for sale. A Grand Colonial Revival, a Remodeled Mid-Century, and even a wood-clad Craftsman Chalet among others are up for grabs, all for under $1.5m! Which is your favorite?

Monrovia | Remodeled View Home

434 Crestview Place | $1,180,000

Set on a corner lot in the upper foothill community of Monrovia, lies this modern view home with Mid-Century roots. Newly remodeled with four bedrooms and three baths, the home is move-in ready. High end finishes and updated amenities such as Fleetwood windows and sliding doors frame the captivating views.

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Virtually explore an exquisite live/work residence in trendy Silicon Beach with sunset views galore. Then check out a distinguished estate in Arcadia and Mid-Century marvels in Palm Springs.

Venice | Townhome Residence by Howard Rosen Architect

619 San Juan Avenue, #B | $2,795,000

Luxury Townhome by award-winning architect Howard Rosen. A modern live/work masterpiece in design; where steel, wood, concrete and glass elements intersect in harmony, creating an exceptional indoor/outdoor living environment of 3058 sqft. Upon arrival a lushly landscaped courtyard leads to the private direct access front patio and entry. The first level combines exposed loft-style truss ceilings, concrete floors and dramatic light for a refined entertainment space. Featuring an open-concept kitchen with custom cabinetry and stainless appliances, dining area, living room and den or fourth bedroom and guest bath. At the second level, a truly unique 550 sqft open-air patio offers superb outdoor living, working and dining and the enjoyment of coastal breezes. Natural light floods the oversized master suite with en-suite bath featuring soaking tub, shower and dual vanity. Two additional rooms are smartly designed as work spaces or guest rooms, with additional bath. A floating staircase leads to the over 550 sqft private rooftop deck with panoramic views of the city and beautiful Venice sunsets.

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Join us for a virtual tour of an urban villa in happening Culver City designed by architect Noel Williams. Then experience a classic Spanish Revival home in Glendale complete with arched doorways and Saltillo tile. There’s all that and more waiting for you to explore!

Culver City | Urban Villa | Noel Williams, AIA

9615 Lucerne Avenue | $2,050,000

An urban villa in the energetic heart of Culver City by architect Noel Williams, AIA. The light-washed residence opens with a voluminous living, dining and kitchen collaborative, with a powder room on the main level. A stair atrium with glass ceiling provides access to the upper level consisting of a master suite with walk-in closet and balcony, two guest bedrooms and two bathrooms, separate laundry and unique hall workspace nook. The 600 sqft lower level flex space provides a separate entrance and includes an additional full kitchen, bath and laundry room – perfectly suitable for a home office, in-law/guest apartment or entertainment room. Refined finishes include white oak flooring, quartz composite counters, Heath and Ann Sacks ceramics and Bosch appliances.

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Do you dream of finding respite from the outside world in an outdoor oasis all your own? Take a virtual tour of a 1923 English Revival home that offers just that – complete with pool, fountain and outdoor kitchen. Plus, we have more homes to virtually explore throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

Altadena | 1923 English Revival

1260 East Altadena Drive | $1,549,000

Welcome to an idyllic English Revival in the Altadena Country Club neighborhood that has been impeccably redone marrying the character of the period with all the modern amenities desired today. Entering the home, you are greeted by a living room, wrapped in windows, a stately Batchelder fireplace as well as hardwood floors that are throughout the residence. The adjoining dining room steps out to a graciously raised side porch that overlooks the sparkling pool and fountain with an adjacent outdoor kitchen as well as a cozy firepit. This is all set on a shade-dappled patio that make this the perfect place to entertain or to simply use as a serene retreat.

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216 West Clark Street Exterior

Take a virtual tour of a charming 1912 home in historic Redlands and fall in love with the original details plus modern upgrades. Then virtually travel to Sierra Madre and explore a shingle-sided craftsman/ranch style abode.

Redlands | Remodeled 1912 Home

216 West Clark Street | $549,000

Within close proximity to downtown Redlands, Olive Market, Prospect Park and the Redlands Bowl, you won’t want to miss this adorable 1912 house in a beautiful neighborhood of historic Redlands. While keeping all of its original character intact, the house has been recently renovated, adding modern luxuries to old world charm. The home has been thoughtfully updated from corner to corner with a new roof, electrical rewiring, new plumbing, new central HVAC system, a tankless water heater, refinished bathrooms and a beautiful kitchen. The picturesque front porch you leads into the formal living room. From there you will ease your way into the quaint dining room with a full view of the bright and airy kitchen.

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