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Mid-Century Modern

Kappe House
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Kappe House

One of the most magnificent houses in Los Angeles and a true icon of Modern residential architecture, the Kappe house is one of the purest examples of regional architecture in L.A.
Koenig House #2
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Koenig House #2

The second Mid-Century Modern home Koenig designed for himself and his wife Gloria, reflecting his personal philosophy that industrial methods and materials could be used to produce inexpensive, distinctive, and environmentally friendly homes.
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Kona Kai Apartments

Rosemead Boulevard, from Pasadena to Pico Rivera and beyond, contains an unusually intact assortment of exuberant architectural styles including the Kona Kai, in San Gabriel, which falls right in line as a proud example of midcentury Tiki tradition.
Photo by Michael Locke

Kubly House

Sitting in an old eucalyptus grove, the giant trees providing privacy for the transparent house, this post-and-beam residence is a spare, horizontal box that is lifted pavilion-like off the ground.
Photo by Jacek Laskus, ASC

Kun House

The extraordinary commitment of a private owner brought this Neutra home back to its original vision.
Lakewood Center
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Lakewood Center

Upon its official opening in 1952, Lakewood Center became a well-known shopping destination touted for its ultramodern style and easy automobile access.
Lautner House
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Lautner House

The architect responsible for some of the most famous Southern California designs of the twentieth century is less well known for his very first solo design, the house he built for himself and his wife.
Lingenbrink Shops
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Lingenbrink Shops

Its modern bones still apparent under new signage and canopies, this small shopping complex prefigured the now-common typology of the strip mall.

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