Built in 1944 by French actress Michèle Morgan, 10050 Cielo Drive was sited on 3 acres (12,000 m²) of land, high above Los Angeles, California with views of Sunset Boulevard and the Pacific Ocean. Built to represent a French country barn, the property included a guesthouse and swimming pool. ...more on Wikipedia about "10050 Cielo Drive"
The Historic Governor's Mansion of California is the former official home of the Governor of California and a National Historic Landmark. Located at 1526 H Street in Sacramento, the mansion no longer serves as the Governor's official residence and is now used primarily for public and state ceremonies and events. George Pardee was the first governor to live in the house; Ronald Reagan was the last. ...more on Wikipedia about "California Governor's Mansion"
The Eames House (also known as Case Study House No. 8), is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture. It was constructed in 1949 in Pacific Palisades, California (a suburb of Los Angeles) by husband-and-wife design pioneers Charles and Ray (Kaiser) Eames, to serve as their home and studio. Unusually for such an avant-garde design, the Eames publicized the house as a thoroughly lived-in, usable, and well-loved home. While many icons of the modern movement are depicted as stark, barren spaces devoid of human use, photographs and motion pictures taken at the Eames house reveal a richly decorated, almost cluttered space full of thousands of books, art objects, artifacts, and charming knick-knacks as well as dozens of projects in various states of completion. The Eames' gracious live-work lifestyle continues to be an influential model. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eames House"
The Ennis House is a building located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Charles and Mabel Ennis in 1923, and built in 1924. The building is one of four Wright-designed buildings in Southern California constructed mostly of interlocking textile pre-cast concrete blocks (Wright's "textile block" style). Its design was based on ancient Mayan temples, at the request of Mr. Ennis who was fascinated by the ancient Maya. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ennis House"
The Gamble House (constructed 1908 - 1909) is a National Historic Landmark and tourist attraction in Pasadena, California designed by the architect brothers Greene and Greene, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, for David B. Gamble of the Procter & Gamble company. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gamble House"
Greystone Mansion was the home built by Edward L. Doheny for his son. His son died soon after, and he deeded the mansion and its grounds to the city of Beverly Hills. It is now used as a location for special events. ...more on Wikipedia about "Greystone Mansion"
Hearst Castle is the palatial estate of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. It is located in San Simeon, California on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Donated to the state of California in 1957, it is now a state historical monument and a National Historic Landmark. Five tours feature various aspects of the estate. The official name of the estate was actually "San Simeon," which is now the name of the city which has sprung up around the edifice. The hill was named la cuesta encantada ("The Enchanted Hill") by locals in Spanish. Hearst Castle is located at ...more on Wikipedia about "Hearst Castle" This article is made on shortopedia
The Aline Barnsdall Hollyhock House is a building in East Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, which was originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a residence for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, built in 1917. The building is now the centerpiece of the city's Barnsdall Art Park. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hollyhock House"
The Kings Road House, also known as Schindler Chase house: Schindler had long been fascinated by the construction method of tilt up concrete slabs, having done extensive research on them in his early days working for OSR. He was now intent on using this method for the new home he was designing, along with friend, Clyde Chase. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kings Road House"
Lovell House or the Lovell Health house was a large modernist style house designed and built by Richard Neutra¸in 1929 on a site in Los Angeles, California for the physician Philip Lovell. The house was a turning point in Neutra's career. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lovell House"
The Peralta Adobe is the oldest building in San Jose, California, USA. It is named after Luís María Peralta, its most famous resident. The original builder was probably Manuel Gonzalez, an Apache Indian. The adobe covers an area of 20 feet by 41 feet, and has two connecting rooms of approximately equal size. The walls are about two feet thick and made of adobe blocks that are 22 inches by 11 inches by 4 inches. Inside, the adobe is furnished in much the same fashion as it was 200 years ago, and outside is an outdoor fireplace. Purchased by the City of San Jose in 1966, the building was restored and the surrounding park completed in 1976. ...more on Wikipedia about "Peralta Adobe"
Pickfair was a Hollywood mansion named appropriately by its original residents, silent film actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pickfair"
The Playboy Mansion, once the Playboy Mansion West, and located at 10236 Charing Cross Road in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, is the home of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, and is arguably one of the most famous residences in California. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Playboy Mansion"
Vikingsholm is a 38-room mansion on the shore of Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe, USA. The foundation was laid in 1928, but the building was constructed in 1929 by 200 workers. Vikingsholm was built by Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight as a summer home. Some parts of the structure contain no nails or spikes, as a result of old-fashioned construction methods. Most of the building was made from materials found at Lake Tahoe. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vikingsholm" Connect with shortopedia. Houses_in_California
Von Sternberg house was a single bedroom (servant bedrooms excluded) mini- mansion designed by the architect Richard Neutra. It was built in 1935 in Northdridge, California in the then-rural San Fernando Valley for the movie director Josef von Sternberg. It was demolished in 1972 to make way for a housing development. ...more on Wikipedia about "Von Sternberg house by Neutra"
The Winchester Mystery House is a unique mansion located at 525 Winchester Boulevard in San Jose, California. Its construction began in 1884, and was financed and built by Sarah L. Winchester, the heiress of the man who invented and manufactured the Winchester rifle. Construction continued 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, until her death 38 years later in 1922. This has been estimated to have cost about 5.5 million dollars. ...more on Wikipedia about "Winchester Mystery House"
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