Designed by Legendary Architect Raphael Soriano, Gogol House in L.A. Is Listed for $3.5M

One of the few remaining structures designed by the modernist architect Raphael Soriano has hit the market in Southern California for $3,495,000.

Soriano’s Gogol House in Los Angeles was built in 1939 and stood out from the tract homes being built throughout the area.

“This particular home was one of the first modern homes around Los Angeles, and even the neighbors didn’t know what to make of it,” explains the listing agent, Brian Courville. “Obviously, as time goes on, these kind of homes become very appreciated for their uniqueness and architecture and design.”

So it figures the current owner is a designer who purchased the home in 2011. Over the past decade, the home has been meticulously renovated, while keeping Soriano’s original ideas intact.

“It’s special because it has been preserved, restored, and renovated with respect to what my client feels the architect would have appreciated,” Courville says.

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See how dozens of designers reimagined this Dallas home

Have you ever wanted to tour a luxury home with an impeccable design from top to bottom? Here’s your chance. The second annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas is open to the public, with 26 designers and architects working together to reimagine a luxury home at 5138 Deloache Avenue.

Each design team was assigned a room and given around seven weeks to recreate the space.

The annual fundraiser for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club began in New York in the 1970s and also has an event in Palm Beach, Fla. Dallas tours run from Sept. 24 to Oct. 24 and also benefit local organizations Dwell with Dignity and The Crystal Charity Ball.

Here is a list of the 26 design teams from Dallas and beyond included in this year’s event:

  • A. Lantz Design
  • Acorn & Oak by Shelly Rosenberg
  • Alexa Hampton for Mark Hampton LLC
  • Beth Dotolo
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34 real home design fails that’ll leave you speechless


These unbelievable design fails will have you doing a double-take. Whether down to bad planning or terrible execution, these unfortunate houses have been struck down by shoddy fittings, poor choices and inexplicable additions to rooms. So brace yourself and take a deep breath before you look at our roundup of the world’s worst home design fails. Click or scroll on for more…




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Bedtime is supposed to be the ideal opportunity to relax, unwind and leave the stresses of the day behind you – not so with this precariously balanced mattress. Hovering over a stairwell, one wrong turn in the night could send you tumbling down into the void, truly the stuff of nightmares.

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Pulte Homes’ new MINE partnership allows homebuyers to easily shop stunning model interior design styles online

Known for its more than 70 years of dedication to building beautiful homes with the homeowner in mind, Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s most recognized and trusted brands in homebuilding, continues to provide innovative ways to enhance the homebuying experience. Through a recent, nationwide partnership with MINE, now anyone can decorate their home like a professional designer. Homeowners and visitors can shop nearly every piece of furnishing décor seen in Pulte’s beautiful model homes from throughout the country directly through their mobile device or desktop.

MINE is a user-friendly, online interior design service that showcases the furnishings and accessories within different model homes and places them all within a virtual one-stop shopping portal. When visiting a model at a PulteGroup brand community, homebuyers and visitors can simply scan a QR code with their smartphone that will direct them to the MINE website, www.AllMine.com/Pulte. As they explore the home, details

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