This 1957 Buff, Straub and Hensman home is a true mid-century modern architectural masterpiece. Originally built for the Frank Family of Lawry’s Foods and later owned by Beck, this incredible residence is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been featured in numerous tv shows, books, and architectural tours.
The Thomson Residence, circa 1957, designed by Buff, Straub & Hensman. This widely published home is an important example of the architects’ early post and beam work. The soaring 2 story glass and wood structure is located in the Poppy Peak Historic District in the San Rafael Hills of Pasadena and offers stunning San Gabriel Mountain and City views.
Another year, another year of beautiful homes listed for sale in LA. And with that it’s time again to choose the Home Of The Year.
The Holland/Goudzwaard Residence, 1958-2007. Designed by Calvin Straub, F.A.I.A., and architects Buff, Straub, and Hensman.
Located high above the city, nestled into the quiet winding streets of the Hollywood Hills is the stunningly remodeled Halvoresen Residence. Built in 1959 by Buff, Straub and Hensman, Architects, this post and beam mid-century modern has been restored and thoughtfully upgraded. Situated amid green leafy trees, the structure incorporates a tuck under carport with a cantilevered roof. A dramatic open-air double height beamed entrance leads to two opaque glass entrance doors.
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.
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 year’s Dwell Design Week and Modern Home Tours are right around and corner! The 2012 event will highlight the best of Los Angeles’ architecture and design, with a portion of ticket proceeds going to Dwell’s non-profit partner, Architecture for Humanity.
This newly listed mid-century modern was built by Buff, Straub & Hensman in 1957. The award-winning residence is located at the top of Benedict Canyon, offering ultimate privacy and views.
The upcoming Pasadena Heritage 35th Anniversary Spring Home Tour will highlight mid-century modern residential architecture on a self-driven tour of 5 mid-century homes designed by noted architects.