325 Monterey Road
South Pasadena, CA 91030
2 BR / 1 BA
Over the weekend I visited the Fleet House in South Pasadena. The residence was built in 1947 and has an interesting, nearly forgotten, history.
Industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss and architect Edward Larrabee Barnes collaborated on the prototype prefabricated aluminum structure. Built in the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft factory, the walls and roof are composed entirely of lightweight, honeycombed cardboard and sheet aluminum composite panels.
Previous owners were not aware of the home’s unique beginnings and it was covered in stucco at some point. More recently the home was recognized for its importance in the history of manufactured homes, and today it is listed as a historic property with the Mills Act and is South Pasadena Cultural Heritage Landmark #51. It is also featured in several books on modern post war architecture, including Julius Shulman’s book, Architecture and Its Photography and Tashcen’s PREFAB HOUSES.
Available for the first time in over 50 years, this property is the longtime residence of noted artist/illustrator Pauline Annon. Sited in the highly desirable hills of Silver Lake this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history and a remarkable property.
Virtually unchanged since 1937, there are period details throughout.
1732 Bridgeport Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90065
3BR / 3BA
I’m very excited to present my newest listing! Designers Breland/Harper consider the experience of their homes from every aspect. They compose fine but simple elements -flooring imported from Italy, solid brass hardware, hand poured concrete counters- and combine them with a minimalist eye.
Mountain breezes bring the perfume from the sustainable garden -planted with lavender and olive trees- through the many steel windows that wrap the house.
Situated at the top of Mt. Washington, amid towering trees with ample blue sky overhead lies the quintessential mid-century modern. The long linear Pilot House by A. Quincy Jones emerges from the steep ridge and fills wide angles with sumptuous views of the hillside speckled with twinkling lights.
Built in 1949, this home is a collaboration of A. Quincy Jones, Whitney R. Smith and Edgardo Contini. Designed and composed at a time when the Architects were contemplating their now famous Mutual Housing Association, they came together with their mutual desire to create a design that would test out their engineering, innovation and inspiration.
Here they explored deconstructing formal thoughts about space and opened up the home up to create an energy where great design met practicality. Read more…
4543 Avocado St
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3BR/2BA + detached studio
Very excited about my newest listing! Step into this charming Craftsman in the heart of Los Feliz Village and you will immediately feel at home.
Blending vintage touches with modern finishes, this 1,371sf move-in ready home features a light-filled living room with fireplace surrounded by built-in seating, a spacious dining room and kitchen that opens to a grassy backyard.
The Goodwin House designed and built in 1941 by R. M Schindler, Architect is on the market for only the second time since it was built. For the past two years, this gorgeous Modernist home situated on a sloping lot in Studio City has been lovingly restored with no expense spared.
A tall privacy wall separates the interior courtyard from the neighborhood road. Incorporating flagstone pavers the intimate outdoor seating area is surrounded by lush landscaping.
The living room boasts a wood burning fireplace and stunning tree-top views through minimally wood framed floor to ceiling windows.
Schindler’s sculptural design is a play of interlocking forms which perfectly overlap and intersect.
4282 Perlita Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Just listed! Modern living at The Mews. Featuring the best of California living, this sleek Dwell-like 3BR/3BA single family home located in popular Atwater Village, incorporates a contemporary aesthetic, incredible light and a great floor plan.
The Mews, designed and built by award-winning architects Corsini + Stark in 2010, is a 23 eco-friendly single family home community near all the best shops, restaurants and nightlife of Atwater Village.
Mere steps to Griffith Park, this 1920′s Spanish foursquare shines from a thoughtful restoration. Striking from the street, the clean lined white stucco facade stands out against a canopy of soft and lush trees, vines and flat green lawn.
This signature two story home, encompasses over 3,200 square feet of formal living space. The open and airy formal living room boasts a wood burning fireplace, flanked by matching glass paneled french doors.
Adjacent to the living room is the cozy den. A wall of stunning Italian style palladium windows opens directly to the outdoor dining area and gleaming pool. Read more…
Located just minutes from the hiking trails in Moon Canyon Park in the heart of Mount Washington, this expansive Eastside property feels like a private compound with resort-style amenities and spectacular views.
Deeply set back from winding San Rafael Avenue behind a cluster of trees and lush plantings, the single-level residence is surrounded by newly manicured drought tolerant landscaping and a beautiful long brick paved driveway.
The freshly painted white living space in the family room is bright and modern.
Large windows and French doors throughout the home bring in lots of natural light. Read more…