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Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent

Education

University of California, Los Angeles:
Master of Architecture (MArch), Architecture

Carnegie Mellon University:
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Industrial Management)

About Brian

A seasoned real estate professional with 20 years of experience in high-end, custom residential design and construction and a master’s degree in architecture, Brian brings design-oriented expertise to the buying and selling of estates, architectural properties, and historic residences.

Over the course of his career, Brian has represented some of the most notable properties in Los Angeles, including work by Rudolf Schindler, Angélil/Graham, Coop Himmelblau and Eric Owen Moss. His sophisticated eye and understanding of complex real estate transactions have enabled him to assist buyers in finding value for their investment at every level of spending. A skilled marketer and certified negotiation expert, Brian has also helped owners and developers market distinctive projects, from land with plans through the construction of speculative ventures. Viewing architecture as an opportunity, he brings his expertise to help buyers find the most interesting, well-designed homes available in their price range, and to help sellers get the highest possible prices for their special architect-designed homes.

Brian has built his real estate practice around a concept he calls “The Value of Architecture.” This concept is based on the notion that architectural homes provide countless lifestyle benefits, carry greater premiums, and tend to be less sensitive to market fluctuations. Brian leads the ongoing UCLA extension course “The Value of Architecture” and has further developed this thesis in presentations to the American Institute of Architects, the Society of Architectural Historians and various local and national audiences. Brian is also committed to promoting architecture as art, featuring the work of practicing architects, including Marmol Radziner, Pugh Scarpa, and Patrick Tighe, on his website.

Brian spent several years as an architect and construction manager before earning his broker’s license. Licensed in California, Texas, and Washington, Brian has since been involved in the sale of architectural properties from Southern to Northern California and marketed out-of-state properties as far afield as New Canaan, Connecticut. Brian holds court in Austin, Texas and has sold numerous architectural homes in a wide radius, including properties in Marfa, Texas, the minimalist modern art and architecture mecca.

When he’s not representing clients in real estate, Brian enjoys spending time with his kids, doing hot yoga several times a week—sometimes followed by a cold plunge in the ocean or Barton Springs when in Austin—hiking, mountain biking, surfing, touring architectural homes, organic gardening and chicken husbandry (he has seven raised beds and eight laying hens in his front yard), traveling, meditation and Native American studies. Brian holds a BS in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and an MA in Architecture from UCLA. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Spotlight

4223 Rosario Road, Woodland Hills, CA

First offering, architect George Spacek AIA designed a modern canyon home for himself in 1988. Specializing in commercial architecture and shape designs Spacek’s home is a nod to his creativity and the elegant hillside location. Meticulously renovated in 2012 with classic modern finishes and lighting. A gentle curved staircase ascends to an enormous open living space with high ceilings, fireplace and open modern kitchen all centered by the vertical window design extending over two levels, the loft like space overlooks mature oak trees and the verdant canyon. The program continues to an upper level with private en-suite master bedroom. On the opposite side a guest bedroom is thoughtfully separated by a library/office, the guest bedroom opens to the private rear deck and hillside. A finished garage doubles as a sophisticated work shop or studio space with excellent storage and updated lighting. Creative and special.

Visit the website 4223 Rosario Road for more details!

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