On one of Pasadena’s most coveted and tranquil streets sits this delightful, 1956 post and beam. Terrific open interior spaces, full walls of glass and high-end finishes set this home apart.
This 2,967 square foot home is sited on .18 acres of flat grassy lawn, which is beautifully landscaped, lit and includes multiple seating areas. The sunken living room, with cast concrete fireplace is bathed in light from two full walls of windows.
1484 Carla Ridge
Beverly Hills CA, 90210
Many new listings claim to “magazine quality” but few actually are. Here is one that definitely fits that description. The Hershberger Residence (i.e., celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger), was originally built by William Stephenson in 1960 and fully renovated in 2004 – 2005 by Swift Lee Office Architects. Interior design by Carole Katleman.
Located on a rare promontory lot with sweeping city to ocean views in the Trousdale Estates section of Beverly Hills, this super private home features original tactile block walls, terrazzo floors that lead out to the sybaritic shaped pool which is echoed in the scimitar shaped roof-line.
2001 Balmer Dr
Los Angeles CA, 90039
3BR, 2BA, 1680sf
As a resident of Silver Lake I get to spend a lot of time walking around the reservoir which means I spend a lot of time admiring the homes surrounding it. So this means I am very familiar with this awesome new listing as it sits in a prime spot right above the reservoir. This post and beam mid-century modern was built in 1961 and renovated by Standard Architects out of Brooklyn.
Walls of floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the living room and dining room with light providing a seamless transition from the indoors out. The built-in settee next to the fireplace & additional storage divide the living & dining rooms.
8817 Skyline Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046
2BR, 2BA, 1,413sf
I’m a big fan of this part of Laurel Canyon so it’s nice to see a classic 50′s post and beam pop up on the market. Set on a quiet corner with verdant hillside at front and back, the house is lifted from the street for privacy and sunny treetop views.
The open public areas (kitchen, dining, living and den) with concrete floors, brick fireplace/room divider, large steel casement windows, and pitched beam ceilings give the feel of a downtown loft.
1617 Pleasant Way
Pasadena, CA 91105
3BR/2BA, 1,744 square feet
When I drive through the Poppy Peak District of the San Rafael Hills in Pasadena I have to be very careful because I am often stopping my car to oggle one of the many gorgeous mid-century modern homes that dot the hillside. This post and beam by Buff, Straub and Hensman is definitely one I have stopped to stare at before, so I am thrilled to have a chance to finally see it in person.
Listed for the first time since it was built in 1957, this home has been carefully maintained in nearly original condition. The residence is sited on the North Slope of the San Rafael Hills and was planned for dramatic views across the city, while framing the San Gabriel Mountains through two story glass.
1490 Old House Road
Pasadena, CA 91107
2,906 square feet
I love this stunning 1956 mid-century modern ranch home that was just listed in Pasadena. With a guest house on a half acre lot dotted with mature California Oaks and a pool, this is sure to be a popular new listing.
The living room is the showpiece with high ceilings and a gorgeous fireplace.
2351 Hidalgo Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
1,434 square feet
Finding an untouched and unspoiled mid-century post and beam in Silver Lake for under $1 million is no easy task, but good news! Here is a great one just listed on super cool Hidalgo Avenue. This wood and glass architectural time capsule is on the market for the first time in over 50 years.
Designed by AIA architect, Thomas Takahashi, for himself and his family, this home features soaring ceilings, huge windows and doors all to the view of the surrounding hillsides.
12400 Deerbrook Lane
Los Angeles CA, 90049
1,548 square feet
Just listed is the Siegel House by architect A. Quincy Jones. High up in the Santa Monica Mountains of Brentwood, with sweeping city and ocean views, this historic 1950 Mid-Century Modern home is one of the most important of the small number remaining from this forward-looking postwar housing experiment. Still owned by the original family, one of four founders of the Mutual Housing Association, this home was literally the first built among 500 planned for this award-winning neighborhood.
Eight-foot sliding glass doors allow the open plan to flow freely outdoors to patios and private gardens, creating the illusion of a home twice its actual size.
8530 Hedges Pl
Los Angeles CA, 90046
4 BR, 4 BA
One of the great homes in LA has hit the market: The Wolff House by John Lautner. Lautner is responsible for many of SoCal’s definitive modernist homes, but this may very well be his best. Built in 1961, this is a true work of art using wood, stone and glass to merge form, space and function. The home has been on the market a few times in the past decade and has been fully renovated and restored.
The living room has nearly 16 foot ceilings with walls of glass to feature the city below.
Designer details include a Balthaup stainless kitchen and a grand master bedroom with private pool and pavilion.
Built in 1952 and located in a private cul de sac in the Franklin Hills section of Los Feliz, this light filled mid-century residence was completely remodeled with a permitted addition by the owner/architect, Craig Maldonado.
The 1,323 square foot home features thoughtfully designed interiors and exteriors to maximize its location. The residence offers an open floor plan, wood beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, skylights, central fireplace, remodeled kitchen, and sunset views.