Los Angeles Architecture and Design

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

Listed for $3M, This 1920s Tudor Was Once Home to a Burlesque Star
Listed for $3M, This 1920s Tudor Was Once Home to a Burlesque Star
After a thoughtful restoration by Ome Dezin, the L.A. home blends European flair with classic California design.
If You Need Us, We’ll Be Dreaming About the Pool at This $3.4M L.A. Midcentury
Tucked away in the Hollywood Hills, the renovated 1960s home comes with vaulted ceilings, bespoke cabinetry, and a resort-style backyard.
You’d Never Guess That This $3.5M Leafy-Green Getaway Is in the Heart of L.A.
Enveloped by trees, shrubs, and grasses, the two-structure home was dreamed up by a contractor-turned-screenwriter and his wife.
When a Landscape Designer Found This Cork-Clad Home for Sale in L.A., It Was Kismet
When a Landscape Designer Found This Cork-Clad Home for Sale in L.A., It Was Kismet
“People who come to visit that have known me for years think I designed...
Clerestories and a Pitched Roof Cap This $330K Garage Turned ADU in Los Angeles
The windows and volume up top make the space bright and airy, balancing out the walls of wood built-ins.
Bradley Cooper’s Verdant Venice Bungalow Surfaces for $2.4M
Set behind tall hedges and wrapped in ivy, the A-lister’s former home is a plant lover’s paradise.
After a Sleek Revamp by Marmol Radziner, This Midcentury Home Is Seeking $10.5M
The past meets the present in this reimagined 1960s residence in Beverly Hills.
This Vibrant Victorian Asking $899K Is Straight Out of a Storybook
Built in 1895, the Queen Anne–style L.A. home boasts a trove of original details, including decorative gable, lattice, and spindle work.
For $1.25M, You Can Snag Two California Bungalows Just Steps From the Beach
This is hands down the best two-for-one deal we’ve seen in a while.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s Former L.A. Home Just Hit the Market for $6M
Nestled high in the Hollywood Hills, the 1960s residence comes with refreshed interiors and a dreamy backyard.
In Los Angeles, a Revived Midcentury Decked Out in Redwood and Brick Asks $2.6M
In Los Angeles, a Revived Midcentury Decked Out in Redwood and Brick Asks $2.6M
HabHouse updated the 1950 home with wood accents and fresh appliances while preserving its existing masonry.
Vintage Furnishings Flesh Out an L.A. Midcentury Redesigned With Flowing Spaces
Pieces by Noguchi and Nelson complement the opened-up interiors, finished with translucent glass bricks and an organic palette.
A Cliff May Midcentury With Scandinavian Vibes Seeks $1.55M
Dating back to 1953, the updated Long Beach home sports a monochromatic interior warmed by natural wood accents.
A Freshly Minted Home With a Matching ADU Lists in Los Angeles for $2.6M
A1000xBetter outfitted the main house and its pint-sized sibling with green facades, tambour accents, a curvy kitchen island, and a bold brick patio.
Solange Knowles Lists Her Longtime L.A. Loft to the Tune of $799K
Perched in a 1920s Art Deco building, the 1,360-square-foot apartment hits all the right notes with large windows, polished concrete floors, and high ceilings.
Asking $2.9M, This Topanga Canyon Home Has Arches Galore
Dating back to the 1940s, the Spanish-style residence has been reimagined with curved details, smooth plaster, and a backyard oasis.
Sometimes Building Your Dream Home Means Putting a Pole Through Your Pool
A designer and his client tell us about the compromises required to create a home worthy of being on the cover of an architecture magazine.
This $3.68M Los Angeles “Mini Compound” Is All About the Pool
Designed by architect to the stars Edward (Ted) Grenzbach, the Sunset Plaza home hides a veritable oasis in its backyard.
A Post-and-Beam Dream Home Lists for $2.1M in Silver Lake
Perched high in the hills of Los Angeles, the 1960 residence comes with a bright-orange door, a sunken living room, and a backyard skate ramp.
A Historic L.A. Home Just Hit the Market for the First Time in 70 Years
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice James DeLong, the Termini Residence is seeking $2.1M.
The Past Meets the Present in This Rebuilt L.A. Midcentury Listed for $10.5M
The 1951 home was designed by Case Study architect Thornton M. Abell—and it’s been restored from the ground up by its current owner.
This Barbara Bestor Home Caters to Easy, Breezy L.A. Living
Listed for $5.8M, the ranch-style residence opens up to a lush backyard complete with pool, guesthouse, and showstopping views.
A Ground-Up Bungalow in Venice Beach Channels the Spirit of California Modernism
Los Angeles firm Design, Bitches paired a neighborhood-appropriate gable roof with vertical cladding, open living areas, and a mixture of windows that maximize the Southern...
J.Lo’s Bel Air Mansion Hits the Market at a Whopping $42M
Nestled on nearly eight acres, the 12,800-square-foot home comes with nine bedrooms, 13 baths, and plans for even more space.
Jim Carrey’s Longtime L.A. Home Hits the Market at $29M
No funny business—this two-acre compound comes with nearly 13,000 square feet of interior space, plus a waterfall pool, tennis court, garden, and outdoor meditation area.
A Secret Garden Springs to Life Around a Glassy Olson Kundig Home
Tom Kundig conjures up transparent pavilions on a verdant property in Venice,...
An Architect Couple’s Minimalist Dream House Is Up for Lease in L.A.
Perched in the hills above Silver Lake, the Lee Residence is the personal home of the founding principals of leeMundwiler Architects.
This $3.5M Industrial-Chic Compound Is Finely Tuned for L.A. Living
Designed by award-winning architect David Ming-Li Lowe, the two-unit property opens up to the outdoors with giant glass garage doors.
A Monumental Home Made of Cinder Blocks and Glass Seeks $6M in L.A.
Designed by architect Finn Kappe, the Pacific Palisades property comes with massive living areas—and a price tag to match.
Bask in the Glorious Excess That Is Mark Wahlberg’s Former Mansion
Listed for $28.5M and featured in “Entourage,” the Beverly Hills mega-manse comes with a basketball court, a two-story guesthouse, and a resort-style pool with waterfalls.
My House: Artist Kari Kroll Paints a Pretty Picture of Life at Her Los Angeles Midcentury
The Pasadena home was untouched since her husband's parents bought it in the '50s, so Kroll, known for her colorful abstract work, applied a few broad strokes and let the rest...
Every Day Feels Like Vacation at This Marmol Radziner Stunner
Say bon voyage and soak up the tropical vibes at this gleaming dream home that just hit the market for $5.9M in Venice, CA.
A Surprising Venice Beach A-Frame Reaches Its Peak Potential
Following a renovation that better connected it to the outdoors, designer Katie Gebhardt punched it up with a West Coast palette.
This L.A. Home Has a Yellow Crane That Relocates the Dining Table, Because Why Not?
Architect couple John Friedman and Alice Kimm brought a playful attitude to their Silver Lake home, including the industrial arm and a hot-pink ADU.
I Bought My First Home in L.A.’s Red-Hot Housing Market. It Was a Whirlwind
Even though my wife and I had the financial means, know-how, and a trusted agent, the road to becoming first-time homeowners in the current real estate climate was...winding.
A Sparkling Midcentury Surfaces Just a Few Blocks From the Silver Lake Reservoir
Listed for $2.4M, the remodeled four-bedroom home was originally designed by architect Shwen Wei Ma in 1952.