Your Dream Summer Home: Top Tracy Do Picks for Stylish Living in LA

The jacarandas are in bloom, their dreamy haze dotting the streets and piling up like lilac snow — your sign that LA summer is rolling in. We’re packing picnics to catch movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, gathering friends for free jazz at LACMA and sunsets at the beach, and planning concert jaunts at the Hollywood Bowl (the lineup this year is amazing). Just in time, the market is brimming with properties that spell a stylish, architectural summer. We did some research and curated homes where you can elevate your summer lifestyle in the greatest city in California. Read on to see an award-winning modern, a pair of inspiring mid-centuries, and a blissful Spanish-style abode — and get in touch to let us know which one you’d like to visit.

The ‘Callow’ Residence

The first home that whispers summer is the “Callow” Residence, designed by Corsini Stark Architects. This modern residence is stunning and special, having been recognized with a 2018 Merit Award from the AIA. Inspired by modernist aesthetics, the property features a dramatic facade composed of intersecting wing-like slabs, a serene California landscape dotted with palms, an open floor plan, custom lighting, and a chef’s kitchen. The outdoor area is a tranquil oasis, perfect for unwinding. Offered at $2,600,000.

1200 E Woodbury Rd, Pasadena, CA 91104
Listed by Carol Ortega •DRE #01228983 • COMPASS
Listed by Dorothy Korostoff •DRE #01181688 • COMPASS

Bel Air Mid-Century Gem

Next up, we have a mid-century beauty in Bel Air. This stunner offers 180° panoramic views of the city and mountains, with a distinctive zigzag roofline flanked by palm trees. Built in 1969, it exudes that mid-century charm with large windows, clean, minimalist lines, and brick and marble accents. It’s light-filled, stylish, and feels like a perfect time capsule. Offered at $2,995,000

3054 Elvill Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Listed by Christin Moses •DRE #01140081 • Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California

Spanish-Style Charmer in Moreno Highlands

This 1930s gem is as charming as they come—a Spanish-style home in Moreno Highlands with barrel ceilings, a cozy fireplace, and picture windows offering stunning reservoir views. Nestled in the always-enchanting Silver Lake, it feels like stepping onto a 1940s film set, complete with historic vibes and charming heritage details. It’s pure cinematic magic, and it’s offered at $2,395,000.

2075 W Silver Lake Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Listed by Jonathan Klein •DRE #02102313 • Sotheby’s International Realty

Glamorous Mid-Century Modern Near the Getty

Lastly, we have a glamorous mid-century modern home close to the Getty and recently featured in Dwell magazine. The four-bedroom beauty has been thoughtfully restored, impressing with expansive spaces, post-and-beam ceilings, and an artistic ambiance, a perfect place for living your best life. From the rock hearth to the open dining and entertaining areas, it’s a dream come true for anyone who values heritage architecture and sophistication. Offered at $4,950,000.

1324 Casiano Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 | Listed by Fiora Aston •DRE #00991714 • Compass

Get in touch if you’d like to see any of these beautiful properties or if you’re searching for something special. We’d love to help you find your dream home.

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Stunning A-Frame in Claremont for Sale

Amongst the homes on the market right now, this majestic A-Frame in Claremont is a standout – surrounded by lush greenery, the striking glass peak rises above the foliage, reflecting the sky and palms — a picture-perfect California scene.

The stunning home features an angled façade and towering cathedral ceilings; once inside, you take in the breathtaking views of the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains and the ever-changing panorama of clouds, and a sense of transcendence sets in. A beautiful mid-century modern statement, the home retains many original details, including a grand stone-clad hearth (imagine curling up with a book right there.)

The property offers a private pool area and a personal orchard filled with lemon, orange, and avocado trees. A rear studio provides additional space for a home office, gym, creative studio, or possible conversion to an accessory dwelling. Awaiting your updates, this home holds vast potential in a great location — close to downtown Claremont, excellent schools, and mountain hikes. Get in touch for an up-close look this weekend!

Listed by Joe M. Quinteros•DRE #01038914• Regency Realty
700 Alamosa Dr, Claremont, CA 91711
4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | $1,650,000

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The Smith House by Craig Ellwood

Perched on a hillside with expansive westward views to the Pacific, The Smith House, 1958, by Craig Ellwood is a steel and glass masterpiece. Featured in Arts + Architecture Magazine, this “T” shaped pavilion offers two bedrooms, two baths, and a living area that cantilevers dramatically over the hillside. Inside, red brick, warm wood paneling, and floor-to-ceiling windows create a timeless California modernism. Two outdoor terraces enhance the seamless indoor-outdoor flow. As night falls, the home seems to float above the hillside, a testament to Ellwood’s visionary design. Recently restored by James Tyler, this is a rare opportunity to own or lease a piece of architectural history in Crestwood Hills, Brentwood. Available for sale at $3,495,000 and for lease at $11,495/month. Contact us for a tour!

1095 N Kenter Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Listed by Dalton Gomez•DRE #01980961• Christie’s AKG
Listed by Morgan Phillips•DRE #02199865• Christie’s AKG

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Mid-Century Retreat in Laurel Canyon

Sometimes, you crave a home that feels like a warm embrace—and this woodsy, mid-century gem in Laurel Canyon is exactly that. There’s a chic great room filled with natural light, wood-beamed ceilings, impressive parquet floors, and walls of glass. On the market for the first time since 1957, the three-bedroom residence offers timeless design and seamless indoor-outdoor flow, making it the ultimate serene retreat. Step outside to relax on the patio or head to the Mulholland Tennis Club for tennis, swimming, and dining with glorious vistas. Get in touch for a closer look!

8929 Wonderland Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
3 Beds | 2 Baths | $1,350,000
Listed by David Knight•DRE #01829234• Keller Williams DTLA
Listed by Esther Clauson•DRE #02031778• Keller Williams DTLA

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The Ohara House: A Richard Neutra Icon in Silver Lake

In today’s “must-see” home for sale spotlight, we showcase the Ohara House by Richard Neutra, a pivotal piece of LA’s architectural history. Built in 1959, it is a distinguished part of the “Neutra Colony” in Silver Lake, exemplifying the architect’s near-magical ability to integrate the indoor and outdoor environments. Alex Ross, writing for The New Yorker, captured the home’s essence: “The aura of a Neutra House is calmer and quieter… Neutra sends you into a slow moving trance. The blurring of indoors and outdoors is part of the spell.” The residence comprises three bedrooms, two baths, original built-ins, and a layout that merges private retreats with expansive social areas. Get in touch for a tour – those appreciating mid-century architecture and Neutra’s influential work know that this one is not to be missed!

2210 Neutra Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90039
3 Beds | 2 Baths | $3,100,000
Listed by John Matthes, DRE #01419680, and Ilana Gafni, DRE #01911684
Crosby Doe Associates, Inc.

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Mid-Century Modern A-Frame for Sale in Laguna Beach

Everyone loves an A-frame, and this one in Laguna Beach really delivers. Perched in 1966 with stunning ocean views and lush surroundings, this spacious home features iconic triangular architecture, large windows that invite the outside in, a suite of high-end appliances, and a delightful outdoor area complete with a Jacuzzi and breezy wraparound porch. Imagine yourself here amidst the scenic panorama, soaking up the beauty and inspiration of the setting – and get in touch for a tour.

1474 Terrace Way, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
3 Beds | 2 Baths | $2,995,000
Listed by Shauna Covington, DRE #00991380, and Leita Covington, DRE #02109969 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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Mid-Century and Japanese Influences Merge in This Brentwood Home for Sale

Set in scenic Brentwood Park, this home sits on land rumored to have once been part of Shirley Temple’s estate, a direct line to Hollywood’s illustrious past. The 1959 home brings a unique melding of Mid-Century Modern and Japanese architecture. A living time capsule, it’s full of potential and waiting for a touch of TLC to restore its cool factor. The doors recall the serenity of Japanese rice paper dividers, and the grounds have a meditative quality, centered around a picturesque pond. It’s a space that invites you to pause, reflect, and be at one with your surroundings. Priced at $3,395,000, it’s a unique opportunity to craft your sanctuary. Ready to explore this serene escape? Let’s arrange your visit.

13011 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Listed by David Offer•DRE #01150357• Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

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A Neutra-designed Home in Rolling Hills

It’s not often that a Richard Neutra home comes on the market, so this Rolling Hills gem is a definite “must-see” (and best do it ASAP!) The Coe House house is an amazing glimpse into Neutra’s architectural brilliance –– the way that the inside meets outside is just so seamless, so transcendent. It’s all about feeling the calm as you take in the natural finishes and wood accents and realize this environment extends beyond the home, echoing in the trees and plants outside. There are gorgeous built-ins, wonderful details, and massive walls of glass that frame the incredible views of the ocean. The tranquil home exemplifies the mid-century approach of closeness to nature, and is a living space where Neutra’s vision of harmony and elegance comes to life. Offered at $5,495,000. Get in touch to take a tour.

7 Cinchring Rd, Rolling Hills, CA 90274
Listed by Elizabeth Donovan•DRE #01930016

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Mid-Century Charm Meets Contemporary Comfort in Mar Vista

If you’re after a mid-century vibe with all the modern trimmings, take a look at this gem on 11429 McCune Ave in Los Angeles. Wrapped in the nostalgia of the ’50s but fully dialed into today, this two-bed, two-bath sanctuary makes the most of it’s layout. From its wood-burning fireplace setting the mood to the sunlight-drenched rooms and a kitchen that’s all about function and flair, it’s a slice of Mar Vista heaven. The backyard? A lush retreat dotted with mature fruit trees, that’s sure to impress. Plus, modern must-haves like ductless AC and a newer electrical panel are all here and making day-to-day life a breeze. Offered at $1,350,000. Get in touch to view this home.

11429 Mccune Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Listed by Lori Aronsohn •DRE #01910398
Listed by Patricia So •DRE #01916870

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Chic Home for Sale in Marina Del Rey

Situated in the heart of Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, this bright Traditional channels post-modern spirit with its asymmetrical facade and airy staircase. Built in 1970, the space is bathed in natural light, with high ceilings that add a touch of drama. The kitchen is a modern marvel; downstairs, there’s a snug ‘mother-in-law’ suite, and upstairs, three bedrooms ensure plenty of space for everyone. The backyard’s perfect for those who love to dine under the stars, and with solar panels and a Tesla power wall, this place is as smart as it is pretty. Plus, parking’s a breeze with a two-car garage, and the seafront is mere minutes away. Get in touch to view.

5112 Babette Ave,Los Angeles, CA 90066
Listed by Keyanna Rees, Compass

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