825 Via Estrellita by William Pauli

BUY $1,469,000

Mid-century houses designed by postwar USC School of Architecture graduates share certain unmistakable qualities. Logical floor plans with glass walls provide easy intimacy to landscape. The style is also defied by solid construction, simple material palettes and the avoidance of fussiness. This example is no exception - a house altogether fit for a forward-thinking, postwar life and enduringly comfortable and functional to this day.