Who we are
Our founder Brian Linder is a licensed architect and real estate broker who has built his practice around the notion that architectural design adds significant value to real property. Architectural homes provide countless lifestyle benefits, carry greater premiums, and tend to be less sensitive to market fluctuations. We operate as Archetype Realtors in Austin and with Deasy Penner & Partners in Los Angeles, where William Baker manages the Silver Lake office.
What we do
We’re Realtors; we help our clients buy and sell homes. Our expertise is in architectural property, which can range from early-California adobe to well-crafted ‘20s and ‘30s design and from mid-century modern architecture to the New Blood design of the current era. While our qualifications lend themselves to our specialty, we’re a full-service firm committed to helping buyers and sellers find value at every price point. We assist our clients in maximizing the potential benefit to be gained from a design-oriented lifestyle – our fundamental goal is to raise awareness of the value of good design.
We feature properties our clients currently have listed for sale, along with unique properties listed by other Realtors. When we represent a distinctive property, we typically commission an architectural photographer to capture the work on film and frequently utilize archival images by the masterful practitioners of the time. We bring our own expertise to describe spatial experiences with the written word. The site also serves as a blog, a web-based journal where we record our observations of the real estate market and capture other agents’ listings that have caught our eye for their design merit. We also make our site available to brokers outside the local area, bringing exceptional properties to the attention of a wider design-oriented audience at no additional cost to their clients.
The Gallery is devoted to the non-commercial aspect of what we do: promoting Los Angeles architects’ work as art. In most cases, the work featured here is not for sale, but it is representative of architects and designers we admire. Design professionals find this venue advantageous, as do our real estate clients. For designers, it’s free advertising and opportunity to showcase work for the thousands of visitors to our site. For our clients, the forum is a vehicle for helping select designers for new projects. Frequently in the course of helping our clients buy and sell homes, we recommend local architects, contractors, and subcontractors.
Periodically, we send out e-mails announcing architecturally-intriguing open houses and publicizing design-related events in the Los Angeles community. We promise not to spam you with useless advertisement. Our goal is to provide you with free architecture tours and keep you abreast of the latest trends in residential design. Click here if you’d like to be added to the list.
Together with our affiliates in Austin, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities, we’re working to build an international network of like-minded Realtors who understand The Value Of Architecture and are committed advocates of good design in the built environment.
We’re grateful you took the time to read this missive, and we welcome you to our site. We appreciate any comments and suggestions you may have and look forward to your involvement in our ongoing evolution. Thanks!