Glendale | $ 3,295,000
A five-bedroom, three-bathroom house built on 1.5 acres by Lloyd Wright in 1926.
Lloyd Wright spent much of his early architectural career in Southern California under his father Frank Lloyd Wright, where the Hollyhock House (in collaboration with Rudolph Schindler) and the two most architecturally important Ennis Houses in Los Angeles. The house that managed the construction.
The house is inspired by the architectural language of the Maya Empire and uses precast concrete to create patterns throughout the façade. Located on a hill above Glendale, it is about a 10-minute drive from Griffith Park and about 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.
size: 3,281 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 1,004
indoor: The house is set on a slight slope and has a staircase leading to the main entrance leading to the entrance. On the right is a six-sided dining room with built-in window seats and a fireplace surrounded by patterned concrete blocks. The dining room has a bright galley kitchen with honey-colored wooden cabinets and granite countertops.
On the left side of the lobby is what the architect called the Children’s Wing, which has three bedrooms and two bathrooms from the main corridor. The bathrooms have original tiles, and the larger bathroom has windows facing the wrought-iron exterior decoration that resembles the Yucca plant that grows on the hillside.
The wooden staircase in the lobby leads to the double-height living room on the second floor. This living room has a private exterior entrance, large windows and an internal balcony with original storage.
The corridor connects the living room to the main suite. The main suite has a separate interior balcony that can create a cozy reading and dressing area, and large windows overlooking the private balcony. The private bathroom features hand-colored lavender tiles and an original bathtub and washbasin. Also, on this side of the house, there is a room that is currently used as an office, with windows facing the hillside.
Outdoor space: The large parcels are private and have a patio outside the living and dining rooms. There is ample dining space on the patio downstairs. Beyond that is a lawn backyard with mature oak trees. There is one car in the attached garage and there is space for another car on the driveway.
tax: $ 41,184 (estimated)
contact: Aaron Leider, Elham Shaoulian, Drew Carlson, Brandon Soufer, The Agency, 310-595-4663; theagencyre.com
San Anselmo | $ 3.25 million
A 1950 ranch house with four bedrooms and four bathrooms on 0.48 acres of land
The house is located near Sleepy Hollow, about a 10-minute drive from downtown San Anselmo and downtown Fairfax, with easy access to Marin County’s famous organic markets and farm-to-table meals.
Sleepy Hollow Swim Club, a popular gathering spot for local families, is 800 meters away. The public Hidden Valley Elementary School and the Sandmenico School, a private school founded in 1850 for students from kindergarten to grade 12, are nearby. San Francisco is about 24 miles away on Highway 101.
size: 3,383 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 961
indoor: A gate separates the front yard from the sidewalk, and there is a driveway leading to the front door and the adjacent garage.
The hardwood floor in the lobby leads to the living room with skylights, a fireplace adjacent to the built-in shelves, and windows overlooking the backyard.
Beyond the living room is a dining area facing the kitchen and wide windows facing the backyard. The kitchen is spacious and has a large central island and rooms for tables and chairs. Stainless steel appliances include a wine refrigerator and a thermador stove. Custom wooden cabinets were installed during a recent remodeling.
Outside the kitchen is a family room, which can be converted into an additional bedroom, with a full bathroom just around the corner. Next door is the main suite, which has a closet with bespoke storage and embedded lighting, a barn-style door that separates the bedroom from the latest bathroom, and a double-sink bathroom and walk-in shower.
The corridor extends from this part of the house to the guest wing. The guest wing has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has a private bathroom. The other two share a deep tub and a bathroom with a separate glass-enclosed shower.
Outdoor space: The sliding doors in the dining area face the main patio, paved with stone and gravel, covered with roof overhangs and mature trees. On the other side of the lawn is a gazebo with a hanging light next to the pool. There is also a fenced vegetable field and two garages.
tax: $ 40,620 (estimated)
contact: Stephanie Lamar, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, 415-806-3176; sothebysrealty.com
Olinda | $ 3.25 million
1948 house with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms on 1.4 acres
The house is less than 800 meters (0.5 miles) from Lake Cascade, an artificial water area that attracts runners, dog walkers, and fishermen. Founded in 1924, it is less than 1.6 km (1 mile) from Olinda Country Club, home to a mission revival-style clubhouse and a golf course renovated in 2015.
The city center with Rite Aid drugstore, Safeway grocery store and public library is less than 3.2 km (2 miles) away. Olinda’s BART station is about a 5-minute drive from the property, taking passengers to Auckland in about 15 minutes and across the bay to San Francisco in about 30 minutes.
size: 3,872 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 839
indoor: The long driveway leads to the white wooden gate. Just beyond that is a white picket fence, a brick path leading to a shaded front porch, and ample space for chairs overlooking the front yard.
The living room has high-beamed ceilings, saltillo tile floors, white brick fireplaces, and glass doors facing the back patio. Tiled floors and beamed ceilings lead to the kitchen with green granite counters, pantry and rooms for breakfast tables. The dining room has wooden floors and candle-style chandeliers. There is also a powder room on this side of the house.
Opposite the lobby is a cozy study and study with a brick fireplace. The corridor leads from the study to the bedroom with three private bathrooms. One of them has its own sitting area, which could be the second primary suite.
The lobby stairs lead to the primary suite, which has a built-in window seat overlooking the garden and a Jacuzzi-style bathtub and a bathroom with a separate shower.
Outdoor space: The brick patio behind the house features a stone fountain and a covered dining area with lattice walls. A brick path winds across the property to another, more private patio with hot tubs. The detached garage has two parking lots, a sauna and a training room.
tax: $ 40,601 (estimated)
contact: Monica Rohrer, La Maison Real Estate, 510-526-5720; idxhome.com