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Modern Home Tours LA

June promises to be an exciting month for Modernists in SoCal, with lots to see and do – complements of Dwell magazine.  The fun begins this Friday, June 13, 2014 with Meet the Architects Night at the Ace Hotel (which is, in-and-of-itself, worth visiting) in downtown Los Angeles.   Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy cocktails and appetizers as they meet the architects who designed the homes that are featured on the 2014 Los Angeles Modern Home Tours.

Next, bright and early Saturday (June 14) morning, the self-drive tour of LA’s West Side begins, featuring five stunning contemporary homes in Santa Monica and Venice.  Suspended, glass-walled stairways; zero-energy homes; open floor plans; and integration between interior and exterior spaces (much beloved by all of us Eichler fans!) are just a few of the highlights you’ll find in this avant-garde, beachy part of Los Angeles.

The following Saturday (June 21) the Dwell Home Tour will head to suburban LA on the city’s east side, taking in the communities of Silver Lake, Mt. Washington, the Hollywood Hills, and Glen Oaks.  Villa Casa, a contemporary home featured on this tour, will be of particular interest to anyone who has ever faced the problems of building on a hillside!  As architect Michal Ferguson commented, “One of the major challenges of this project was how to make a very small hillside parcel feel as large as possible.”  The end result is a 2100 sq. foot home with a pool, courtyards, expansive views and lots of privacy.

These fabulous home tours aren’t the only thing in the works for lovers of contemporary design.  Dwell on Design is hosting a three-day modern design extravaganza later on this month.  Stay tuned to my blog for details!

Photo credit goes to Laura Doss for the Silver Triangle home, featured on the West Side tour and designed by David Hertz.

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