By Kristine Hansen

A sparkling example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s textile-block design has landed on the market in the Hollywood Hills.

It’s one of four such Wright designs in the L.A. area—the others are Ennis House, Millard House and Storer House. But each home in this quartet features a unique design stamped within its textile blocks, similar to Wright’s custom stained-glass windows.

As with some of his more well-known projects, including Fallingwater, in Mill Run, PA, Wright took full advantage of the property’s slope, and added additional levels only viewable from the back exterior.

Listed for $4.25 million with Mike Deasy of Deasy Penner & Partners, the Samuel and Harriet Freeman House has had only two owners: the family who commissioned its design in 1923 (it was completed in 1925) and the University of Southern California.

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By Claudine Zap

Pierce Brosnan and his wife, Keely Brosnan, have listed their luxe Malibu property for an eye-popping $100 million.

The property offers 117 feet of beachfront, and the custom-built abode is inspired by Southeast Asian style.

Since they built the home, it’s the first time the resortlike retreat, dubbed “Orchid House,” has come up for sale. Can the couple manage to score a nine-digit payday?

Is the price right?

So is the $100 million price tag on solid ground? We asked some agents for their take. Turns out, $100 million isn’t quite as eye-popping of a price as it used to be.

George Penner, CEO of Deasy Penner Podley, notes: “$100 million is certainly a significant number. But [a home on] over an acre on Broad Beach—with unique architecture—doesn’t hit the market every day.”

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By Claudine Zap

Located on the western edge of San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County, near Calabasas, this tony town is known for being scaled-down, secure, and a magnet for celebrities.

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, the rapper Drake, Miley Cyrus, the Weeknd, and actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith own homes here.

“What makes Hidden Hills attractive for so many celebrities is the fact that it is a small, gated community with only 2,000 residents,” says George Penner, CEO of Deasy Penner Podley.

The town is small, but punches way above its weight when it comes to home values. With just 35 homes for sale, which range in price from $1.8 million to $27.5 million, the median list price for a home in Hidden Hills is a jaw-dropping $6.4 million.

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By Claudine Zap

The tattoo artist Kat Von D is looking to mark her Spanish-style residence as “sold.” She’s asking $3.4 million for the home in the Hollywood Hills.

Katherine Von Drachenberg, better known as Kat Von D, purchased the property in 2011 for $2,175,000. The artist honored the home with updates that let its character and its original features shine through.

“It’s more about what was left intact, rather than what was changed, that makes it special,” says the co-listing agent Marissa Faith, a partner at Deasy Penner Podley. She and Jamie Sher of The Sher Group represent the listing.

Faith noted one custom Von D touch: the “imported, hand-painted wallpaper” added to the home office.

During her ownership, Von D also updated the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and chimney. In addition, she soundproofed some of the windows so music could be recorded in the home.

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By Claudine Zap

A Richard Neutra–designed home in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, is available for sale for the first time since it was built in 1957. It’s listed for $4.1 million.

–The Austrian-born Neutra “helped define modernism in Southern California and around the world,” the Los Angeles Conservancy asserts. The modern architect’s iconic properties include the Chuey Residence in Los Angeles and the Kaufmann House (built for the same man who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater) in Palm Springs.

As the tale goes, the Kaufmann House, with its walls of glass and transition to the outdoors, caught the eye of shipbuilder John Rados. He asked Neutra to build him a home on a hillside from which he could look over his company, Harbor Boat Building, as well as the Port of Los Angeles. 

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By Lisa Johnson Mandell

It’s rare to find an architectural masterpiece available for an accessible price, and rarer still to find two masterpieces on the same lot for one low price.

But it’s a current reality at the hillside property known as the J.J. Mulvihill house, now on the market for $1.59 million.

The property includes a main residence designed by midcentury architect Harwell Hamilton Harris and a design studio built by award-winning regenerative architect John T. Lyle.

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By Claudine Zap

An impeccably restored Mid-Century Modern gem in Pasadena, CA, has landed on the market. The 1957 Thomson residence, which has been re-created to reflect the original design of the home, offers a glimpse back in time to the post-World War II era. 

The owner of this retro masterpiece is none other than “Mad Men” executive producer Scott Hornbacher. (See if you can spot his Emmy and Golden Globe awards in the listing photos.)

The home was purchased five years ago for $1.47 million, according to property records. At that time, the gorgeous residence had already been completely restored by the previous owner, says listing agent Jimmy Wilson.

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By Claudine Zap

Case Study House #18 in Pacific Palisades has hit the market for $10 million. With the sale come the plans for building a possible second home on the nearly half-acre site. 

The potential for owning an iconic Mid-Century Modern residence and the option to divide the property into two lots both make this offer truly special.

And this iconic Case Study House was set on a superb piece of property. It’s located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and many of the rooms of the single-story abode offer ocean views.

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By Lisa Johnson Mandell

The iconic, three-story Andrew McNally mansion in Altadena, CA, is now on the market for $3.79 million. A lucky buyer can live in the residence once known the world over as a recruiting tool for the Southern California lifestyle.

Born in 1838, McNally originally hailed from Northern Ireland and partnered with William Rand in the map business in Chicago in the 1860s, and became a multimillionaire with Rand-McNally.

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By Claudine Zap

A Mid-Century Modern marvel in Palm Springs, CA, designed by E. Stewart Williams, who was renowned for melding natural materials with modern design, is now on the market for $3.3 million.

The well-preserved home was commissioned by Leon and Thea Koerner, lumber magnates from Vancouver, British Columbia, as a vacation escape.

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