3 Edgy Homes That Will Change The Way You See L.A.

Explore a new side of a classic Los Angeles neighborhood on our virtual architecture tour. 

If you took our last virtual tour, you know that Los Angeles is a treasure trove of historic homes and iconic landmarks. We’re talking about Hancock Park, Crestwood Hills and Venice — just to name a few neighborhoods that architecture and design enthusiasts can’t resist visiting.  

Fortunately, those of us at home can join in on the fun. While the Venice Family Clinic gears up for their latest Art & Architecture Tour, this time featuring the work of design team Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner, we’re doing some exploring of our own. Get ready to see Venice, Calif. from a new perspective.

First Stop: The Milwood Residence

Photo by: Marmol Radziner

Marmol Radziner

Photo by: Marmol Radziner

Marmol Radziner

Our first stop leads us into the heart of Venice, where this 3,400-square-foot modern home boasts clean, distinct lines and large glass panels. Sliding doors throughout the house create easy access to outside spaces like the courtyard and pool, and provide ample natural light. With a mix of concrete floors, marbled surfaces and walnut veneer panels, the Milwood house is a warm approach to modernism.

Second Stop: The Palms Residence

Photo by: David Lena

David Lena

Photo by: David Lena

David Lena

Not far behind is the Palms Residence, an impressive 2,800-square-foot prefab home located on an urban lot. Once inside, you’ll find three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a great room, kitchen and office — all possible using fourteen different modules. Large expanses of glass along the south side of the house keep this beauty bright and well-connected to the outdoors.

Third Stop: The Stone Residence

Photo by: Joe Fletcher

Joe Fletcher

Photo by: Joe Fletcher

Joe Fletcher

For our third and final stop, we approach the Stone Residence, a 3,700-square-foot home that’s well-suited for a family with an active lifestyle. As you walk around, you’ll notice Marmol and Radziner’s signature style of floor-to-ceiling glass panels, which creates an easy flow between the interior and exterior of the home. Sharp lines keep the space defined and elegant.  

Tour Lauren Conrad's Home in L.A.

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As Seen on TV

Thanks to her popular fashion lines and starring roles on MTV's reality shows The Hills and Laguna Beach, Lauren Conrad is a recognizable name. Also recognizable is her Hollywood home, which was featured prominently on The Hills. In addition to the three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom main house, the property features a detached guesthouse, where Lauren's friend and costar Audrina Patridge lived for one season of the show.

Living Room

"There's a lot of great character to the house," says Jana Charalambous of Hilton & Hyland. "You've got the coved ceilings, traditional tiles, molding and wrought iron. It's got a lot of great features from the '20s but with a new world, modern vibe." Gleaming hardwood floors and barreled ceilings complete the home's authentic 1920s look.

Living Room

A beautiful fireplace is the focal point of the step-down living room. "The living room fireplace is more of a traditional fireplace with the marble hearth and the aged wood on it," Jana says.

Dining Room

Off the living room, a spacious formal dining room is the perfect spot for hosting extravagant dinner parties.

Dining Room Lighting

An elegant chandelier casts a soft glow over the space.


The eat-in chef's kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and luxurious stone countertops.

Kitchen Stove

A metallic backsplash adds a contemporary touch to the classic kitchen. 


From the kitchen, you can step into the charming sunroom with traditional Spanish floor tiles and a wall of windows that overlooks the lush backyard.

French Doors

"One part Lauren really loved is how the windows and doors open up on the whole property -- the feeling of openness while still being so private," Jana says.

Master Bedroom

In the master bedroom is a second fireplace, perfect for warming up on chilly nights. The room's private balcony offers another view of the secluded backyard.

Master Bedroom Fireplace

Elegant details give the room an air of classic charm.

Master Bathroom

The oversized master bathroom is one of Lauren's favorite parts of the home. Tastefully renovated while keeping its vintage charm, the space features Carrera marble throughout and an elegant freestanding tub.

Master Bathroom Vanity

A pedestal sink and an elegant black vanity enhance the room's timeless appeal.


Outside, you'll find a lush, private escape that's been the scene of many a Hollywood party. "I think the backyard is a very peaceful oasis," Jana says. "It's beautifully done -- with the fountains and the pool -- and it just makes you want to relax all day."


A built-in fireplace creates an inviting place for outdoor entertaining.


Adjacent to the main house, French doors open to the detached guesthouse, which includes a sitting area, bedroom and full bath.

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