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August 10, 2011

Ever since the Georgian mansion from Home Alone went on the market in May, we've wondered about the other iconic houses for sale. We’ve gathered a short list of notable nests with a modern feel, from a classic Frank Lloyd Wright in Houston to Dennis Hopper’s Venice Beach house. Whether you’re on a house hunt or just want to window shop, take a peek at these masterpieces.

An architectural goldmine, Dennis Hopper’s Venice Beach house is listed at $6,495,000—and boasts the features to back its price. With a spacious main house by Brian Murphy and three two-story condos by Frank Gehry, the compound encompasses five parcels of
An architectural goldmine, Dennis Hopper’s Venice Beach house is listed at $6,495,000—and boasts the features to back its price. With a spacious main house by Brian Murphy and three two-story condos by Frank Gehry, the compound encompasses five parcels of land, with over 10,000 square feet of living space spread across the estate’s various buildings. And located in the heart of Venice—just blocks from the Main Street strip—this seaside gem really makes for “easy riding.” Check out the listing here.
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Featuring distinct architectural style and character, this home designed by <a href="http://www.dwell.com/people/michael-graves.html?tab=about&c=y">Michael Graves</a>, boasts an open floor plan, excellent for both entertaining and everyday living. Listed
Horn by Guillian Graves, a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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Famed Southern California residential architect Rex Lotery designed this glowing 3,779 square foot home in 1996, implementing tall cathedral ceilings, spacious living spaces and innovative window placement, accentuating the play of light as the sun moves
Famed Southern California residential architect Rex Lotery designed this glowing 3,779 square foot home in 1996, implementing tall cathedral ceilings, spacious living spaces and innovative window placement, accentuating the play of light as the sun moves over the hilly 1+ acre property.The bedrooms feature dramatic picture windows with mountain views of the Montecito hills. Other features include two fireplaces, a remodeled kitchen, hardwood and stone flooring, and for the creative tenants—an art studio. See the metallic mansion here
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A registered Historic-Cultural Monument, the Silver Lake How House designed by Rudolph M. Schindler in 1925 has two separate geometric parts: the upper portion is constructed of redwood and the lower portion is constructed of slab-cast concrete scored to
A registered Historic-Cultural Monument, the Silver Lake How House designed by Rudolph M. Schindler in 1925 has two separate geometric parts: the upper portion is constructed of redwood and the lower portion is constructed of slab-cast concrete scored to match the pattern of the redwood portion. Renovated in 2004 by Jeff Fink, the angular abode features a garden designed by architect Richard Neutra and many built-ins and unique pieces of furniture.A student of Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler was among the first wave of modern architects to make their names in America. Best known for his exploration of three-dimensional space, this early-20th century architect designed over 400 projects, most of which are in Southern California. Check it out.
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Influential Southern-California architects Gregory Ain and Pierre Koenig both made their mark on this funky mid-century home in Los Angeles. Priced at just below $2,000,000, this 16,850 square foot lot features a main house designed by Ain in 1952, and a
Influential Southern-California architects Gregory Ain and Pierre Koenig both made their mark on this funky mid-century home in Los Angeles. Priced at just below $2,000,000, this 16,850 square foot lot features a main house designed by Ain in 1952, and a recently-built Koenig-designed steel beamed guesthouse, which was incidentally one of his last projects.We love the use of sliding glass walls and clerestory windows. The icing on the cake? A bright red door against soft grey exterior hues. See more photos and the listing here.
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Texan homebuyers are in for a treat: Frank Lloyd Wright’s sole Houston home is on the market. This geometric godsend features a windowless front wall, tall panes of glass in back, and Usonian-style bricks. Wright’s 1954 original design was a parallelogram
Texan homebuyers are in for a treat: Frank Lloyd Wright’s sole Houston home is on the market. This geometric godsend features a windowless front wall, tall panes of glass in back, and Usonian-style bricks. Wright’s 1954 original design was a parallelogram, aiming for no right angles (which was the case until a previous owner added Ionic columns).Originally 1,800 square feet, the Bunker Hill Village Usonian design has been expanded to an 8,000 plus square foot home with 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths. The expansion was built around an outdoor center courtyard, featuring a swimming pool and plenty of outdoor living space. It has a recently-reduced price tag of $2,000,000. Interested? Check out the listing.
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Seen in The Fugitive (1993), this Chicago-Lincoln Park home features four stories of pure luxury. Featuring 5 bedrooms (3 of which are master bedroom suites with fireplaces, saunas and elevators), an attached 3-car garage, a roof deck and indoor pool, it
Seen in The Fugitive (1993), this Chicago-Lincoln Park home features four stories of pure luxury. Featuring 5 bedrooms (3 of which are master bedroom suites with fireplaces, saunas and elevators), an attached 3-car garage, a roof deck and indoor pool, it lacks almost nothing—well, except Harrison Ford. Can’t have everything! Interested anyway? View the property here.
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An architectural goldmine, Dennis Hopper’s Venice Beach house is listed at $6,495,000—and boasts the features to back its price. With a spacious main house by Brian Murphy and three two-story condos by Frank Gehry, the compound encompasses five parcels of
An architectural goldmine, Dennis Hopper’s Venice Beach house is listed at $6,495,000—and boasts the features to back its price. With a spacious main house by Brian Murphy and three two-story condos by Frank Gehry, the compound encompasses five parcels of land, with over 10,000 square feet of living space spread across the estate’s various buildings. And located in the heart of Venice—just blocks from the Main Street strip—this seaside gem really makes for “easy riding.” Check out the listing here.

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