Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Donald Wexler's, the Leeds Howard House, located in the highly desirable Old Las Palmas area, offers many of the mid-century details that the architect has become famous for. The expansive 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home offers luxurious spaces which all together create 3777 square feet of living area sited on a very private large estate-like lot with a refreshing sparkling swimmers pool. Looking for a classic mid-century estate in Palm Springs, this certainly might be the one! -Markus

Marketing Description: 
As featured in Architectural Digest. Wexler's earliest residential commission as an independent architect, the Leeds Howard House - built for Oscar nominee Andrea Leeds and husband Robert Howard of Seabiscuit renown - was meticulously restored over a five year-period. Entering through native desert landscaping and an ample front lawn, you enter into an expansive living room and lanai featuring Italian marble poured terrazzo floors, French plaster walls, extensive slumpstone surfaces, clerestories and floor to ceiling glass through which panoramic views of palms and mountains extend. Walled and gated for maximum privacy, the home also includes a resort-sized swimming pool, additional onyx poured terrazzo, custom virgin New Zealand wool rugs, a full bar, butler's pantry, cook's kitchen, large utility room, outdoor entertaining patio with custom built-in barbecue, a hammock patio, putting green, large outdoor lanai featuring an open fireplace with rotisserie, mature citrus & rose garden

Offered at $2,295,000 
To set up a private showing please call 310.704.4248

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Quite possibly one of LA's greatest bachelor pads!! A friend of mine used to own this property and I had the opportunity to really experience how special and unique this architectural gem is. Designed by one of my favorite master architects, John Lautner, the property is perched above Mulholland Drive with iconic panoramic city views. The suspended wood ceiling feels like they are floating, and the walls of glass bring the views right into the room. Its western wall glides out and opens the living room to the outside pool and deck turning the home into an open pavilion for entertaining in turn LA style. One-of-a-kind! - Markus

Marketing Description: 

The Foster Carling Residence, 1947-1950 by John Lautner FAIA. Perched atop a knoll in the Hollywood Hills with framed views of downtown, across the city and into the valley, this home showcases Lautner at his best. The hexagonal designed roof is suspended by external steel masts allowing for floor to ceiling walls of glass helping to blur the line between indoors and out. The pool enters into the heart of the living room bisected by a glass wall that opens and closes with a push of a button. The Western wall with it's built in sofa was designed to swing out onto the deck to create the Hikea, a Hawaiian term for "platform of gatherings." Gorgeous redwood walls, polished concrete floors and interior rock features help create this amazing setting. The iconic Carling Residence is considered to be one of Lautner's greatest designs. 

OFFERED AT $2,995,000
To set up a private showing please call 310.704.4248