Those who own an architecturally significant home are part of a unique subset of property owners. The decision to sell puts you in an even more rarified category. After all the time, sweat equity and treasured memories, you want to be circumspect about who you entrust with representation. Brian Linder, AIA, and Rick Grahn specialize in historic, mid-century modern and current contemporary homes in Austin and Los Angeles. Our credo is The Value of Architecture, and we are committed to providing sellers with the level of service and expertise critical to ensuring a successful outcome.

Brian is a licensed architect who began his real estate career in California, representing notable properties throughout the state, with an emphasis on the L.A. marketplace. Today, he works out of offices in both Austin and Beverly Hills, selling distinctive design-oriented homes. Rick’s background was in construction management before turning to residential sales. With over 20 years of experience, he has sold and leased luxury real estate throughout the region, including the Hollywood Hills, Malibu, Santa Barbara and desert communities known for stunning mid-century modernism. Not only do Rich and Brian sell homes, they have also been hands-on in the process of building, restoring and improving them. This adds a deep perspective when it comes to advising owners on their property needs.

In 2019, we united our Los Angeles and Austin offices under the Compass umbrella, adding yet another level of value for our clients. Founded by leading executives in finance and technology, Compass is the nation’s fastest growing real estate brokerage as well as a tech and marketing platform with offices around the globe. The company’s digital toolbox and marketing add-ons complement our own progressive solutions for selling classic, modern and contemporary residences. Among recent innovations from our parent company are virtual walking tours, interactive showings, enhanced 3-D staging and Compass Concierge; a program that covers upfront costs of repairs for home sellers with no hidden fees or interest charged.

In addition to being quintessential American cities, Los Angeles and Austin are also international in their appeal. With Compass as our global partner, along with a cross-country network of likeminded realtors devoted to modern and contemporary design, we are able to tap into buyers from far and wide. Yet, with all the added outreach and cutting-edge innovations, we know this is still a people-centric business. Representing distinctive architectural properties isn’t always about the latest marketing advances. It is also about who you know, and who you know that will fall in love with a one-of-a-kind home.

The Value of Architecture is not about what’s typical or predictable. We love designers, builders and visionaries who march to the beat of their own drums. We also enjoy bringing people together for a common cause. When it comes to real estate and lifestyle experiences, that commonality can lie in the beauty of a home that is like no other in the community. Our job is to make that match, and we do it with knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. So give us a call. We’d love to chat about your own special property.


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