A Second Act for L.A.’s Trousdale Estates

Architecture & Interiors


As if Southern California didn’t already have an unfair monopoly on Mid Century Modern architecture, enter Trousdale Estates, the Beverly Hills enclave that’s home to a slew of famous names, and we’re not talking actors. Designed in the 1950s as a gated community for the rich and famous, Trousdale Estates has seen its share of marquee names come and go, but the houses in the tony development—the “forgotten gems” by Mid-Century architects A. Quincy Jones, Harold W. Levitt and Wallace Neff, among others—are finally being recognized as the neighborhood’s true stars. Here, snapshots of the sun-drenched patios, flat roofs, glass walls and, yes, swimming pools, that keep slavish admirers of Mid Century architecture California dreaming.


Images: New York Times

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  1. Sophie Ralston

    Oct 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    This place is gorgeous, a cowhide rug will perfectly fit in there!

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