5 Must-See Architecture Gems in L.A.'s Hancock Park

Take a virtual tour of amazing homes in one of L.A.'s most historic neighborhoods. 

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You don’t need a plane ticket to Los Angeles to explore the city’s rich architecture and history. As the Venice Family Clinic prepares for this weekend's Architecture Tour of Hancock Park, which will benefit more than 24,000 low-income and homeless citizens, we’re taking a virtual tour of our own through this iconic neighborhood.

First Stop: #9 Dream

Photo by: Architect: Dan Brunn; Photo: Brandon Shigeta

Architect: Dan Brunn; Photo: Brandon Shigeta

With a name like #9 Dream, it’s only fitting that this private residence boasts ethereal beauty. Both the home of architect Dan Brunn, AIA, and a testament to his signature style, #9 Dream was transformed from a typical 1950s bungalow into a minimalist paradise. Its sleek lines, spacious front room and breathtaking natural light make it a stunning first stop on our virtual tour.

Second Stop: The Windsor Residence

Photo by: Architect: William Hefner, Studio William Hefner; Interiors: A3 Design Inc.; Contractor: BAR Design and Construction; Photo: Anthony Rich

Architect: William Hefner, Studio William Hefner; Interiors: A3 Design Inc.; Contractor: BAR Design and Construction; Photo: Anthony Rich

Traditional in character but contemporary in taste, the second stop on our tour is the Windsor Residence. Originally presented with a classical home of the 1920s, architect William Hefner reimagined the Windsor Residence to accommodate a modern family. Although the project involved gutting the interior, rearranging walls and adding new finishes, renovations were sympathetic to the home’s original architecture.

Third Stop: A Hancock Park Renovation

Photo by: Architect: Cynthia Carlson; Photo: Catherine Tighe

Architect: Cynthia Carlson; Photo: Catherine Tighe

Modern meets classic in this innovative remodeling project. With a 3,000-square-foot residence dating back to 1917, the owners wanted to modernize the interior without compromising their home’s integrity. Luckily, architect Cynthia Carlson was able to balance the home’s rich history in Hancock Park with contemporary touches, like the pendant light and black and white color palette.

Fourth Stop: The First Residence

Photo by: Architect: Danny First; Photo: Danny First

Architect: Danny First; Photo: Danny First

Built in 1927 and remodeled by Danny First in 1995, this modern contemporary home features a striking cement stucco exterior. On the inside, beautiful ebony hardwood floors and white walls create the perfect backdrop for a vibrant art collection. As you wander around, don’t forget to visit the backyard, where the Cabin serves as an alternative exhibition space.

Fifth & Final Stop: The Ruskin Art Club

Photo by: Architect: Frank Meline; Remodel: Lander Design; Photo: Cameron Carothers

Architect: Frank Meline; Remodel: Lander Design; Photo: Cameron Carothers

Our final stop leads us to the Ruskin Art Club. Situated high above the street on a corner lot, the Ruskin Art Club was built in 1922 as a Sunday School for the local Methodist Church. Today, the restored Mission Revival Style building has been reimagined by Lander Design as a single family home. With multiple French doors leading from the living room to the center courtyard, the Ruskin Art Club is perfectly suited for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. 

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