By Pauline O’Connor

Located in the Cahuenga Pass not far from Universal Studios, this jaunty 1936 residence is believed to be the work of Streamline Moderne master William Kesling.

Closely resembling Kesling’s Adams House in Silver Lake, the three-bedroom home sports many original elements, such as horizontal steel casement windows, portholes, fluted glass, curved walls, three-quarter sawn oak floors, and a magnesite staircase. The home’s kitchen and baths, however, appear to have undergone a rather zany makeover at some point in the ’90s.

On a lush, .32-acre lot, the property also features a bonus studio with half-bath, an outdoor bar, a fiberglass hot tub, multiple decks and patios, and a detached two-car garage.

It’s listed with an asking price of $1.249 million.

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By Mark David

Internationally celebrated celebrity photographer Cliff Watts listed a photogenic International Style home on a famously celeb-lined street in the Hollywood Hills for a smidgen less than $4.5 million, and within weeks, according to online listings, the property was put into escrow at an unknown price. Watts, who’s snapped heavy-hitters like Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts and James Franco, purchased the property from the family of the original owners in 1999 for $850,000.

Secreted behind imposing gates with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in not quite 2,800 square feet, the stylishly art-filled residence was custom designed in the mid-1950s by card-carrying Communist architect Josef Van der Kar for influential archconservative nuclear arms strategists Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter. The couple, who served as advisers to both Republican and Democratic administrations, including that of John F. Kennedy during the Cuban missile crisis, once had a phone line directly from the house to the Oval Office.

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By Jessica Estrada

The holiday season brings with it sumptuous feasts, festive fêtes, and of course, lots of holiday guests. Prepare for the days ahead with one of these gorgeous homes that boast not only tons of room for entertaining, but also amazing detached guest houses to accommodate friends and family from out of town. Fair warning: These cozy havens are so luxe your guests may never want to leave.

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By Philip Ferrato

Where: 1724 North Fairfax, Hollywood Hills
When: Tuesday, October 4 from 11:00am-2:00pm
Asking: $5,200,000
What: Originally built in 1923, this grand 5-bed, 6-bath English Style home in the Hollywood Hills recently underwent a comprehensive 2-year renovation. Built during the boom years when cottages-on-steroids like this were the norm, it was the answer to someone’s Cotswold fantasy and kin to the Storybook Style houses going up all over Los Angeles. And while no surface was left untouched and the systems were completely overhauled, the house still retains much of its old-school glamour and grace.

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By Bonnie McCarthy

Designed in the Storybook style for which he became famous, this 1926 French Normandy cottage in the Hollywood Hills was the personal residence of Los Angeles architect Frederick A. Hanson.

The fairytale-esque home features high hip roofs and a protruding entry gable on the outside, and a vaulted, two-story living room with decorative arches, period windows and a fireplace with original plaster detailing.

Vintage architectural details, fixtures and original flooring have been carefully preserved throughout and marry happily with a thoughtfully updated kitchen.

Address: 5867 Tuxedo Terrace, Los Angeles, 90068

Price: $1.095 million

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By Philip Ferrato

Where: 5867 Tuxedo Terrace, Hollywood Hills East
When: Sunday, September 11 from 2:00PM-5:00PM
Asking: $1,095,000
What: A splendid little 2-bed, 1-bath, c.1926 Storybook Style house, built by architect Frederick A. Hanson for himself and his wife. Hanson’s best known for his work as the principal architect at Glendale’s Forest Lawn Cemetery, where he was responsible for two masterpieces of funereal kitsch, the Great Mausoleum and the Wee Kirk o’ the Heather.

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By Elijah Chiland

This little Normandy-style cottage in the Hollywood Hills is right out of a storybook—and that sort of makes sense, as its the home that Forest Lawn Memorial Park architect Frederick Hanson designed for himself in 1926.

If you’ve ever been to the Glendale cemetery, you’ll be well familiar with Hanson’s eclectic, lovingly derivative style. His Wee Kirk o’ the Heather is a replica of the church where the legendary Annie Laurieworshipped in Scotland. His boxy, sprawling Hall of the Crucifixion-Resurrection houses the world’s largest painting. It’s not all that surprising that Forest Lawn was Southern California’s biggest tourist drawuntil the similarly kitschy, but less death-oriented Disneyland came along.

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Known for its Egyptian-themed wall details, Art Deco light fixtures, and massive single-screen that plays actual film reels, this 1923 movie house is one of Silver Lake’s hidden gems. Here’s a look inside.

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By Lauren Talbot 

Pasadena. This three-bedroom home in the San Rafael area features Spanish accents. The interior includes wood-beamed ceilings in the living room and handmade tiles in the kitchen.

Outside, there’s a courtyard with a hand-painted tile fountain and a private balcony off the master suite. $1,649,000.

Los Angeles. Set in the Hollywood Hills, this two-bedroom casita was built in 1922. Spanish-style interior features include a Batchelder-tiled fireplace, arched doorways, and ebony-stained hardwood floors. A rustic-modern, wood-paneled sundeck with red trim affords canyon views. $849,000.

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By Jessica Estrada

With spring here and summer just a few months away, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a new home with outdoor spaces that will make the warm-weather seasons that much more enjoyable. Here are seven stunning homes worth coveting….

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