Gain a ‘View from the Top’ at an exclusive tour of six Trousdale Estates homes – Los Angeles architecture event report

Photo credit: Dan Chavkin.
Photo credit: Dan Chavkin.

On Saturday March 29, 2014, enjoy a “view from the top” as Venice Art Walk & Auctions uncover the history and homes of the exclusive Beverly Hills enclave, Trousdale Estates.

Steven Price, author of “Over the Top, the Architectural History of Trousdale Estates” provides a window into this elite neighborhood, then and now.

Tour & Reception: $175.00  Limited tickets available here.

The Venice Art Walk & Auctions renowned Architecture Tours explore architecturally significant homes across Los Angeles. Join award-winning architects for self-guides and/or docent-led bus tours of the city’s most remarkable homes. From the hilltops of Trousdale Estates to the seaside community of Venice, the annual Architecture Tours visit some of the most exciting neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Enjoy a ‘view from the top’ as we uncover the history and homes of the exclusive Beverly Hills enclave, Trousdale Estates. Steven Price, author of the glossy coffee table tome “Over the Top, the Architectural History of Trousdale Estates” provides an insight into this elite neighborhood, contrasting its creation with how it has evolved.

Saturday March 29, 2014

Check-in/Registration begins promptly at 9:30AM–10:00AM

at Venice Family Clinic Simms/Mann
2509 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

***Shuttles will leave promptly at 10:00AM. All guests must take the shuttle.***

Photo credit: Dan Chavkin.
Photo credit: Dan Chavkin.

Guests on the tour will visit six splendid homes in the exclusive Beverly Hills enclave of Trousdale Estates. From untouched gems to brand new beauties, you will see the best of Mid-Century Modern homes.

A luncheon reception will take place at one of the homes from 12:30-1:30PM (vegetarian options will be available). The final home will be visited after lunch. The tour will recommence at 2:15PM and then attendees will board the buses back to Simms. Guests should be back in Santa Monica no later than 3:30PM.

Venice Art Walk & Auctions
TROUSDALE Tour & Reception: $175.00
Limited Tickets Available – purchase here.

Photo credit: Dan Chavkin.
Photo credit: Dan Chavkin.

ABOUT THE GUIDE, author Steven Price:

Steven Price is a native-born Angeleno who came of age in 1960s and 70s L.A., a golden time and place for the architecture and design style later to be known as Mid-Century Modern. Encouraged in particular by his father, Herbert J. Price, Steven was introduced while very young to a variety of defining influences drawn from his everyday life and environments: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House (Barnsdall Park), the then-burgeoning hillside residential developments of the San Fernando Valley, Malibu beach houses (where he received his first exposure to architects such as Craig Ellwood and John Lautner), the glittering high rises of Wilshire Boulevard and Century City, and homes of family and friends in Brentwood, Bel-Air, and Beverly Hills – most memorably, Trousdale Estates.

After studying for his real estate license in 1990, a twist of fate led Steven instead to a nearly 20-year career in the entertainment industry (Propaganda Films, DreamWorks, FOX Broadcasting/FOX Sports/FOX Interactive, Showtime Networks and CBS/Paramount Television) – 18 of which he says half-jokingly were spent trying to get out, to pursue his dream of writing and his love of architecture, house wares, objects and design. He finally succeeded in 2009, and is delighted to be writing and producing his debut project Over The Top – the Architectural History of Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills concurrently with his second project, a biography of builder and businessman (and former Trousdale Company President) Ronald C. Waranch.

Having made his home at various times in New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C., Steven now divides his time between residences in Hollywood and Honolulu.

For information requests and media/publisher inquiries, please contact the author:
Steven M. Price.

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Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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