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In the ‘40s, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler were the catalysts that turned Los Angeles into a hotbed for modernist architecture. Today, you’ll find entire neighborhoods full of their work. Start at the Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills where you’ll see some of the glitzier (but still, generally one-story) specimens by Paul Williams, Wallace Neff, A. Quincy Jones, and more. Next, head to Brentwood’s Crestwood Hills, where, besides the occasional Frank Lloyd Wright or Richard Meier, you’ll see 30-plus A. Quincy Jones homes, all part of the Mutual Housing Association’s planned neighborhood from the ‘50s. Finally, drive the two streets in Mar Vista known for their low-slung, modest “Modernique” homes, a case study project pioneered by Gregory Ain.

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