New to the market, Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument 917. Built in 1927 and lovingly restored by the current owners, this 5-bedroom, 3-bath home boasts hand-painted murals, elaborate crown moldings, Juliet balconies, and Art Deco chandeliers draping from coved ceilings. Impeccable craftsmanship and supreme elegance of Italian-style decor reign over this Mills Act-protected home. Free-flowing interior … Continued
I recently had the pleasure of checking out the Frank Thomas Residence, designed by Ted Criley Jr., A.I.A. The stunning 4-bedroom, 3-bath residence is on the market for the first time since it was built in 1949. The home’s original owner, Frank Thomas, was one of Walt Disney’s “Nine Old Men” animators. Before the home was … Continued
The How House, designed by Rudolf Schindler in 1925, is arguably one of the architect’s most significant and influential works. We first posted about the residence back in July 2009, when it was back on the market with a substantial price drop to $1.495 from its starting point of $4.995 in September of 2008. It came back … Continued
New to the market, the de Steiguer Residence, 1936, 1951, designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris, F.A.I.A and Leland Evison, A.I.A. This incredible home was moved to the Poppy Peak Historic District in 1951 by Leland Evison to avoid demolition during the construction of the 134 Freeway. Harris’s two-story, hillside design is an expression of modern … Continued
New to the market, The Suffragist House in Highland Park. From the listing: The year was 1887 when two fierce women, Anna Howard Shaw and Cora Pond Pope, became leaders in the National Suffragist Movement. They made their way from the chill of Boston to the golden hills of Southern California, choosing this robust American Colonial … Continued
The Fleet House in South Pasadena, built in 1947. This home has an interesting, nearly forgotten, history. It is an early example of a manufactured home, constructed in a warehouse using recycled airplane materials.
The Thomson Residence, built in 1957 by Buff, Straub and Hensman, is a stunning example of the architects’ early post-and-beam work. The 4-bedroom, 3-bath home won the 2012 Preservation Award from the City of Pasadena for its museum-quality restoration during 2011-2012. Virtually every surface was restored or re-built to exacting detail.
This newly listed 4-unit building, known as Dunsmuir Flats, was built in 1938 by architect Gregory Ain.
The Skinner House, built by William Kesling in 1937, is an impeccably maintained example of Streamline Moderne architecture.
The Kalmick House, built in 1950 by A. Quincy Jones, is one of the best remaining examples of the Mutual Housing Association’s postwar tract.