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Raphael Soriano's 'Gogol House' For Sale in Los Feliz

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 06/06/11 01:35 PM ET   Updated: 08/06/11 06:12 AM ET

Lauded architect Raphael Soriano's 1939 'Gogol House,' located in the Franklin Hills area of Los Feliz, is on the market. The three bedroom, three bath home is one of only twelve standing and intact structures built by Soriano, making it a precious piece of Los Angeles architectural history. Soriano helped to define the mid-century modern style while building dozens of homes in LA during the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, according to the Society of Architectural Historians. While wildfires, earthquakes, demolitions, and unfortunate renovations have either destroyed or marred many of the architect's works, his legacy remains. Soriano studied under famous architects Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler, and eventually taught at USC. In 1961 he became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He was an early advocate of the use of modular prefabricated steel and aluminum structures in residential design, and capitalized on Southern California's booming postwar steel and aerospace industries, reports The Architectural Estates.

The Gogol House, built for surgeon Louis J. Gogol and his wife, has been termed "the purest example of Soriano's early work," according to Deasy/Penner & Partners, who is listing the property. The 2,779 square-foot house features a 2,000 square-foot rooftop deck and interiors by Ron Tremblay Design. This sleek example of mid-century LA architecture is priced at $1,195,000.

Photos by Brian Thomas Jones, courtesy of the official listing with Crystal Heatherly and Barry Gray of Deasy/Penner & Partners.

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