Today I want to introduce you to a new friend of ours: Boutique-Homes.com a curated vacation rentals listing site that exclusively features properties that have a combination of high design and style.When Mariana from Boutique-Homes.com contacted me asking to check their properties, I was really amazed by the number and quality of the houses they list on the site.I asked them to share a bit more of some of the beautiful mid century modern houses they have and that’s how we got to today’s post!
Mariana will guide us through four amazing mid century properties, so keep on reading and let us know your thoughts about them in the comments!
You might already know that Los Angeles and the surrounding environs is a hot destination for fans of mid-century modern architecture, with gems hidden in every part of the region, but did you know that there are many authentic mid-century properties designed by famous architects that you can rent for vacation? Vacation rentals are a great way to actually get the experience of living in a mid-century house without going over budget.
Boutique-Homes.com was founded with the idea of connecting design lovers with rental properties that had a cool combination of style, design, and location. In the course of curating the collection, we’ve come across several amazing residences that offer a genuine opportunity to experience the unique aspects of mid-century design in various parts of Los Angeles. Here are four of our favorites:
OakPoint Mid-Century is located in the hills above Hollywood. The home exemplifies the best of California modernism from the cantilevered roofline and integrated indoor-outdoor spaces to the floor-to-ceiling windows letting in both sunshine and greenspace.
The interior has been decorated with a mix. A terraced yard filled with fruit trees is the perfect place to lounge, but there’s also a great indoor fireplace for chilly nights.
Another mid-century gem nestled in the mountains around Los Angeles is Topanga House, an authentic open plan home with a huge park-like garden, wonderful mountain views, and many outdoor lounging areas.
Despite the floor-to-ceiling windows, the home is completely private; a perfect getaway in the hip Topanga community.
Richard M. Schindler is considered the prototypical California modern architect and you can find examples of his work all over the city, including a very cool vacation rental. Nestled at the top of Laurel Canyon, the Fitzpatrick-Leland House (1936) is a masterwork of modern, with interlocking spaces, seamless integration of indoors and outdoors, and perfectly framed views of the city.
Best of all, when you rent the Fitzpatrick-Lelnad House, you are supporting the conservation of mid-century modern architecture in Los Angeles.
Finally, let’s head to the desert for a look at the spectacular Russell House, designed by Albert Frey, the architect behind Palm Springs’ City Hall. Always a star at Modernism Week, the Russell House boasts amazing integration with the mountain terrain, amazing views, a 3,000 square foot outdoor terrace and large spans of glass for the ultimate indoor-outdoor feel.
It also has authentic 1950s furnishings for those who truly want to live like it’s 1959.
All of these properties are available for rent via boutique-homes.com. Feel free to browse our “mid-century category” for more rentals (in California and beyond) by architects such as Le Corbusier, Donald Wexler, and more. The best news of all? Many of them rent for less than $200 per night.