Robert D. Farquhar, A.I.A.

The John Beach Residence, 1941


La Crescenta, CA

SOLD

The John Beach Residence, 1941: Sited at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, and created during Farquhar's mature period, which also encompassed his work on the Pentagon, the residence reflects a refinement of program and detail honed by a lifetime in architectural design. A classic Italian Villa is the theme, but the notes are modern…space and details are simplified. Rather than exuberance, there is discipline, calm prevails. Public rooms are oriented to garden courtyards. The residence incorporates a formal entry, step down beamed living room, paneled library, tiled formal dining room, modern kitchen, maid's suite, laundry, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and office. The

Robert Earl, Designer

Royal Oaks Modern Estate, 1959


Encino, CA

SOLD

Classic one-story modern estate on a nearly acre-lot in the heart of Royal Oaks offers one of the finest combinations of house, pool, yard and privacy to be found anywhere. This unspoiled, classic 1950s modern seems conventional at first glance, with earth-hugging horizontal lines; within, however, past the screening façade, space swells and swirls into the dynamic elliptical curves of an open plan double- living room, affording a Cinemascope vision of lush foliage, manicured foothills and distant mountains via floor-to-ceiling glass. The kitchen, a near double-square, orients to the pool and spa through a breakfast area and surveys the grassy yard. In contrast, the circular formal

Leon Brown & Thomas Wright, F.A.I.A.

Exceptional Living: A Bauhaus Oasis in the City


Washington, DC

SOLD

This stunning custom mid-century modern was designed for luxurious living in a green, resort-like setting on a private 12,600 sq. ft. lot in the prestigious and convenient Washington neighborhood of Kent.

Designed in 1961 by prominent Washington architects Leon Brown, FAIA, and Thomas Wright, FAIA, the three bedroom, four full bathroom home with den, walls of glass and stunning open kitchen-dining living space has been meticulously renovated by the current owners.

The flat-roof design heavily reflects the influence of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius who was chairman of the Harvard Graduate School of Design's Department of Architecture during Wright's

Rudolph M. Schindler, Architect

Guy C. Wilson Residence, 1935-38


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

Guy C. Wilson Residence, 1935-38. R.M. Schindler, Architect. While few architectural elements are exposed at the street, upon entry the experience of Schindler's architecture is unforgettable. Here is a timeless space for modern living perfectly accommodated to its site. The reservoir views are pervasive from all levels of the residence, that while thoughtfully updated, retains its original aura. The upper level spaces and outdoor terrace invite entertaining, while lower-level bedroom and office areas are filled with natural light. Sited on a street-to-street lot, the residence includes a library, office, external storage, and published gardens by Elysian Landscapes.

Michael Maltzan, F.A.I.A.

Lake Hollywood Estates Residence


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

Architect Michael Maltzan's skillful redesign and upgrade of this single story 1960s Lake Hollywood Estates residence is a perfect marriage of Mid-Century design and 21st century living. Sited on a 11,953 square foot lot, noted designer Antonia Hutt's recent interior design enhances the indoor/outdoor lifestyle made seamless with the use of floor to ceiling fully retractable walls of glass. The ceiling heights have been raised, and the meticulously designed open plan interiors have been carefully conceived for function, privacy and tree-framed views of Lake Hollywood and beyond. The exclusive residence has four bedrooms, but is currently being utilized as a master bedroom, guest bedroom, an

Barcume & King, Architects

The Cedric Belfrage House, 1937


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

Architectural historians Gebhard & Winter invented a new style (Monterey Moderne) to describe the character and warmth of this classic 1930's residence by noted architects Barcume & King. As related to the current owner by Belfrage, a Hollywood writer and correspondent, he had the pick of sites when Firenze Avenue was first created. He chose a nearly 1/3 acre knoll-top lot, and was allowed to pick the address 7777. Privacy was assured with the street wrapping around the bottom of the knoll on three sides. Today, a circular pool set in a landscaped garden plays off the curving private drive leading to the attached two-car garage. The residence steps up from the parking plaza to

Jack Ouzounian, A.I.A.

The Ouzounian Residence, 1960


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

First Offering: The Ouzounian Residence, 1960.

Rarely does a house fulfill the sweet promise of modernism - but this one does. Inspired by his university instructor, Gregory Ain, the architect created this iconic Mid-Century Modern employing all the tenets of the style, while providing a functional, family-centric home validated by the test of time.

Intact original natural finishes, inventive details, and an open, split-level plan with public spaces sharing the pool area through huge walls of glass all combine to provide an extraordinary background for the contemporary lifestyle. Includes family room, home office with separate entrance, and an oversized

Richard Neutra, Architect

The J.M. Roberts Residence, 1955


West Covina, CA

SOLD

In the mid-fifties, the lifestyles afforded by Richard Neutra’s design aesthetic were not readily accepted in the Eastern San Gabriel Valley. Modernism was suspect, at least in regard to residential architecture. Even Roberts came to Neutra requesting a ranch style house. Fortunately, Neutra would not compromise his design aesthetic, and today this icon of modern design affords the new owner a rare opportunity to experience a space for living that has come to define the ideal “California Lifestyle”. Recently restored over a 2 year period, the residence is sited in a parklike 3.5 acre setting among massive eucalyptus, pine and oak trees. Features include: maids quarters, cork and

L. Anthony Greenberg, Architect

The Manning Dohan Residence, 1962


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

The Manning Dohan Residence, 1962. Utilizing design concepts honed at the U.S.C. School of Architecture, L. Anthony Greenberg created this classic modern oasis that artfully expands the architectural vocabulary of it's high profile traditional neighborhood. Consciously Eastern in spirit, this individualist's retreat does not proclaim itself, but rather is set naturally within a mature hillside garden. Careful siting provides for privacy, and allows a free flow of light and nature into the interiors.

R.M. Schindler, Architect

The Tischler House, 1949-1950


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #506. First time on the market since completion in 1950. Schindler's 1952 article, "Visual Techniques," discusses the subjects of "color plasticity, translucency, reflectors and light." These visual techniques are clearly expressed in this monumental three-story street facade topped with a blue translucent, sky-like roof resembling an "upside-down glass-bottomed boat." Glass planes above the kitchen and master bedroom appear to make the house transparent throughout. The nearly free-floating metal fireplace in the living room was completed by Adolph Tischler, an artist and metalsmith. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in the