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West Side Road House by Dowling Studios

By • Jul 12, 2011

The West Side Road House was designed by Dowling Studios and completed in 2009.

The 2,240 square foot residence is located in Healdsburg, a city in Sonoma County, California.

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Warehouse Conversion in San Francisco

By • Jul 3, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This 2,100 square-foot, one bedroom, two bath loft located in a publisher’s print shop built in 1910, was designed and is owned by well-known designer Steven Volpe.

The loft, situated on 355 Bryant Stv in San Francisco, California, features exposed brick walls, 18-foot ceilings and eight, giant redwood support columns made from timber logged at the turn of the century.

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Kilrenney House by IKONIKO

By • Jun 25, 2011

The Kilrenney House was designed by IKONIKO, a design firm owned and operated by Rosalio Arellanes and Brett Davis.

This 3,950 square foot two-story residence is located in Los Angeles, California.

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New AOL’s Headquaters in Palo Alto by Studio O+A

By • Jun 21, 2011

San Francisco-based interior design firm Studio O+A has designed the new AOL’s West Coast headquarters.

Located in Palo Alto, California, the new 73,024 square foot corporate space has wide open work spaces, several work pods, chill dining areas and a cool game room.

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Wing House, a House Made from 747 Plane Parts by David Hertz Architects

By • Jun 20, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Santa Monica-based studio David Hertz Architects has recently completed the Wing House project.

Located on a 55-acre property in the remote hills of Malibu, California, this contemporary residence is built from a decommissioned Boeing 747!

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The Stoneridge Residence by Assembledge+ and Billy Rose Design

By • Jun 17, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Stoneridge Residence was designed by Assembledge+ in collaboration with Billy Rose Design.

Completed in October 2010, the 11,781 square foot contemporary residence sits just behind a gate in the hills of Bel Air, Los Angeles, California.

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The Farell House in Los Feliz by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.

By • Jun 14, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Farrell House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. in 1926, is centered around a romantic courtyard and includes a private yard and pool.

This two bedroom, three bathroom 1,883 square foot residence is located in Los Feliz, a hilly neighborhood in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.

The one-story home features original Wright-designed details and is centered around a romantic courtyard and includes a private yard and pool.

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Parkos Arnall Residence by Glen Irani Architects

By • Jun 11, 2011

Glen Irani Architects have completed the Parkos Arnall project in 2009.

Located on the Venice Canals of Los Angeles in California, this 2,500 square-foot, 3 bedroom, 3 and a half bathroom, 2 office house represents the third in the architect’s series of Hover Houses.

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Vienna Way Residence in Venice by Marmol Radziner

By • Jun 10, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Los Angeles-based architectural firm Marmol Radziner has completed the Vienna Way Residence for a young family.

This 4,554 square foot residence is located on a large, extensively landscaped lot in Venice, California, USA.

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Alden Residence in Beverly Hills by Rob Wellington Quigley

By • Jun 9, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Los Angeles-based architect Rob Wellington Quigley has designed the Alden Residence, a wood and concrete home on the prestigious Beverly Park Drive in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.

Built in 1999, the 13,081 square foot luxury home belongs to David Alden, a theater and film director who specializes in post-modernist opera design.

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Solar Umbrella Residence by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

By • Jun 6, 2011

Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa, both principals of Brooks + Scarpa Architects, have remodeled the Solar Umbrella Residence for their own needs.

The former 650 square foot bungalow located in Venice, California, is now a 1,900 square foot two-story contemporary home, “equipped for responsible living in the twenty-first century.”

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Urban Art: the Cradle Project by Ball-Nogues Studio (Video)

By • May 30, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, principals of Ball-Nogues Studio explore the nexus of art, architecture, and industrial design. Their work has been exhibited at major institutions throughout the world.

The studio has completed the Cradle project last summer, a sculpture made of mirror polished stainless steel spheres.

Commissioned by the City of Santa Monica, the sculpture is situated on the exterior wall of a parking structure at a shopping mall – originally designed by Frank Gehry.

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Should Phonehenge West be Saved?

By • May 28, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Alan Kimble Fahey has spent the last 30 years building a 20,000-square-foot labyrinth of buildings, called Phonehenge West, in Acton, an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California.

Unfortunately, Fahey never got a permit and the Los Angeles County enforcers are now demanding that Phonehenge West be torn down, because of many building and fire code violations.

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Beautiful Mid-Century Home in Pasadena by McCarthy, Zemke and Hartfelder

By • May 25, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Built in 1958 by by McCarthy, Zemke and Hartfelder, this modern home sits on a lot on a quiet cul-de sac in Pasadena, California.

The 4,994 square foot residence has three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a formal dining room, a large kitchen with butler’s pantry, a den, a library, a living room and a covered terrace overlooking the pool and outdoor entertaining areas.

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Elrod House by John Lautner

By • May 24, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Known as “The Elrod House”, this John Lautner-designed five bedroom, five and a half bathroom residence was commissioned by designer Arthur Elrod in 1968 and has been featured in numerous books, magazines and museum exhibitions.

It is the iconic home perched at the very tip of the Southridge enclave, easily viewable throughout Palm Springs, California.

Organic shapes, monumental construction and world class design create an extraordinary experience of space that Lautner himself described as “timeless” architecture.

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Sustainable House Ocho by Feldman Architecture

By • May 23, 2011 •  Selected Work 

San Francisco-based studio Feldman Architecture has sent us photos of the House Ocho project.

Located in Carmel, a small city in Monterey County, California, the 2,900 square-foot residence was built in 2004 by Groza Construction, with the help of green roof consultant Rana Creek.

The house received an Energy and Sustainability Honor award from the American Institute of Architects in 2007 for its use of passive solar heating and living roofs which made the project very energy efficient.
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Lovely Private Home in Mill Valley, California

By • May 19, 2011

This 3,267 Square foot residence is located in near downtown Mill Valley, a city in Marin County, California, about 4 miles north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge.

The three bedroom, two bathroom renovated home has voluminous, open spaces made possible by the tall, vaulted ceilings and skylights.

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