Mid-century modern spec homes built in L.A.

By Marcie Geffner - TheRealDeal.com

Many of the luxury homes in the most coveted sections of Los Angeles — such as the area north of Sunset Boulevard, Holmby Hills, and of course, Beverly Hills — were designed to look like Italian villas or Spanish ranch houses. But the concept of Southern California chic is evolving.

Some of the biggest multimillion-dollar deals in the past year involve modern contemporary homes that were built on spec by ambitious developers. These homes are brand new, with the sleek lines and angles of the modernist architecture that emerged in the early 20th century.

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