The Crowell Residence, 1967, by architect Theodore Pletsch in collaboration with owner/decorator Jean Crowell.
Eleven years after its completion, an article in the Los Angeles Times Home Magazine celebrated the timelessness of the property, attributing this quality to Crowell’s design sense acquired while living abroad.
Three sets of massive glass doors open to the formal garden and Greco-Roman swimming pool, which was originally part of a sprawling Orange Grove estate by the venerable architecture firm Bennett & Haskell.
Structures on-site exude a rare hybrid of the modern and the classical, combining an old-world sense of color and material with a contemporary sensibility.
The main residence incorporates a double-height living room, formal dining room, 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, a laundry, and an attached 2-car garage.
The entry passage draws the visitor into the back yard, pool, and guesthouse.
The guesthouse offers an open plan living area, kitchen, bedroom, and bath.
Listing courtesy ofIlana Gafni, Crosby Doe Associates.