Los Angeles Architecture and Design

Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around Los Angeles, CA.

A Los Angeles DJ’s Hacienda-Style Home With a Backyard Studio Asks $1.5M
A Los Angeles DJ’s Hacienda-Style Home With a Backyard Studio Asks $1.5M
At the front of the property, a spacious deck and sunken firepit overlook the surrounding hills and city.
A Five-Year Renovation of This 1950s Bel Air Home Opens It Up to the Breathtaking Surroundings
Interior decorator Robyn Ordon teamed up with Michael Campbell of FORM Design and Development to make the most of her site with floor-to-ceiling views.
How a Los Angeles Landscape Architecture Firm Is Reclaiming a Hillside for Native Plants
Terremoto is spearheading an experimental grassroots project to transform a neglected patch of public land with native species.
An Uninspired Los Angeles Yard Became a Lush, Wheelchair-Ready Landscape With a Saltwater Pool
An Uninspired Los Angeles Yard Became a Lush, Wheelchair-Ready Landscape With a Saltwater Pool
The couple who own the house filled their outdoor space with winding paths and fragrant plants.
A Standout Home by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Grandson Lists for $2.9M in La Crescenta, CA
Curvilinear concrete walls, slanted skylights, and a two-story oval fireplace are just some of the highlights.
An Architect Couple’s “Experimental House” in the Hollywood Hills Hits the Market for the First Time
Designed by Sarah Graham and Marc Angélil of AGPS Architecture, the award-winning residence (now under contract for $2,295,000) utilizes a striking mix of steel, glass, and...
A Reimagined English Tudor With Moody Marble Finishes Seeks $4.6M in L.A.
Recently updated by designer Jordan Bakva, the 1930s Los Feliz home features arched openings, antique fixtures, and hand-painted limewash walls.
Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.’s Landmark 1926 Derby House Seeks $3.3M in Glendale, CA
The Mayan Revival–style residence is clad in ornamental concrete textile blocks cast in sand from the nearby Chevy Chase Canyon.
A Wood-and-Glass Midcentury by Craig Ellwood Lists for the First Time Since 1965
The prominent Los Angeles modernist designed the post-and-beam residence—dubbed the Kubly House—for the original owners in Pasadena, California.
Before & After: Wonderful Woodwork Turns a Tiny Suite Into a Full-Fledged Apartment
BRCJ Designs upgrades a 280-square-foot guest studio in the Hollywood Hills with white oak cabinetry, terrazzo counters, and full-sized amenities.
Before & After: Chunky Terrazzo Sings in a Music Industry Couple’s Midcentury Home
Before & After: Chunky Terrazzo Sings in a Music Industry Couple’s Midcentury Home
Hub of the House Studio remixes a Burbank dwelling’s dated kitchen and bathrooms with color, texture, and pitch-perfect storage.
A Los Angeles Home Reaches Its Peak Potential With Floor-to-Ceiling Views
Kolbe Windows & Doors gives a midcentury house a fresh outlook on its surroundings.
A Clean-Cut Home That Curves Around a Courtyard Seeks $7.2M in Venice, CA
Behind the crisp, white facade of the 3,614-square-foot residence, large windows and geometric skylights blur the lines between indoor and outdoor.
Before & After: A Dark and Disjointed Los Angeles Cottage Sees the Light
Modus Development elevates a Highland Park dwelling with daylighting, archways, and a rooftop deck.
$1.8M Will Land You This Textbook Midcentury House in Pasadena, CA
Built in 1946 by a photographer/curator couple, the recently updated home has a backyard studio and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto a large, greenery-filled lot.
Before & After: A Spanish-Style Home in the Hollywood Hills Gets a Sunny California Makeover
Celebrity design duo the Novogratz give a 1930s residence a new lease on life with an expanded layout, warm, minimalist interiors, and a better connection to the outdoors.
Architect Frederick Fisher’s Caplin House—Designed While He Was Working for Frank Gehry—Asks $3.5M
Perfect for the nautically inclined postmodernist, the 1979 home in Venice, California, features a playful facade inspired by a cresting wave and a boat-hull interior.
Rental Revamp: An Interior Stylist Revives Her Old L.A. Loft With Vintage Finds and DIY Projects
Bronte Athearn and her musician partner transform an empty warehouse loft into their first shared apartment using secondhand furniture and custom solutions, including a...
A TV Actor’s Spanish-Style Home With a Serene Courtyard Pool Lists for $3M in L.A.
Originally built in 1966, the three-bedroom residence owned by actor KJ Apa of the hit CW drama series “Riverdale” features beautiful archways, wood-beamed ceilings, and...
Two Designers Turn a Vintage Camper Into a Dreamy Mobile Office for $36K
Alternative Design Studio transforms a 1970s travel trailer into a mobile studio with a workspace that converts into a queen-size bed.
Budget Breakdown: A $614K Renovation Carves Up an L.A. Bungalow Like a Slice of Swiss Cheese
Shin Shin Architecture brings playful porosity and a fresh ADU to a 1923 single-family home.
An Architect Couple’s Former Home Lists for $1.8M in Los Angeles
Designed by architects Linda Pollari and Robert Somol in 2001, the recently updated Off Use House features floor-to-ceiling glass doors that connect the primary living spaces to a...
How to Make a House Feel Like a Home, According to the Founders of Canyon Coffee
For Ally Walsh and Casey Wojtalewicz, any good coffee routine requires intention—and so does decorating a new space.
In L.A.’s Silver Lake Neighborhood, a Renovation Takes Advantage of Enviable Views
The view was incredible—the house not so much—but a couple saw the potential in a hillside fixer-upper.
Ahead of Retirement, a Los Angeles Couple Reimagine Their Home for What’s Next
Aanda Architects and HYCArch turn a single-story Spanish-style residence into an idyllic haven for aging in place.
A Rock Drummer With an Eye for Modernism Tunes Up a Los Angeles Midcentury
Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys has a penchant for throwback film and design; interior designer Corinne Mathern used it to revive an L.A. classic.
Before & After: A Muddled Midcentury Home in L.A. Gets a Showstopping Makeover
Green carpeting, begone—after a revamp by A1000xBetter, this Studio City dwelling glows with white oak detailing and a whole new flow.
This Darling Los Angeles Bungalow Just Hit the Market for $899K
A diamond in the rough now shimmers as a delightful retreat, complete with two turnkey bonus spaces and striking views of the Hollywood Sign.
A Marvelous Steel-and-Glass Midcentury Asks $5 Million in Los Angeles
Built by local modernist architect Bernard Zimmerman for celebrity clothier Leland Zeidler, the 4,400-square-foot home features glass-enclosed spaces that frame views of the...
A Redwood-Clad Residence Asks $2.8 Million in Venice, California
Situated blocks from Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the boxy residence at 659 Broadway Street features three levels and a large rooftop deck.