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

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

Milton J. Black, Architect

Streamline Moderne in Los Feliz


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

Victor M. Carter Residence, Milton J. Black, Architect, 1935. Milton J. Black's most notable work in Los Angeles spanned several architectural styles, from a Spanish Colonial Revival residence for film star Dolores del Rio, the Deco Mauretania Apartments in Hancock Park, and the legendary hot dog stand, Tail 'o the Pup. Here, one of his rare residential works survives on a quiet, cul-de-sac street in Los Feliz. The aerodynamic curves and more elegant elements of the Streamline Moderne style in the residence are intact, with original casement windows, exterior copper trim and street address, interior magnesite staircase with chrome handrail, and built-in powder room vanity. A

Craig Ellwood, Architect

The Kawahara Residence, 1969


Rolling Hills Estates, CA

SOLD

First offering: The Kawahara Residence, 1969. This iconic masterwork composed in steel and glass, with its refined detailing, clearly achieves Ellwood's stated objective of 'beauty through order'. The residence is a literal embodiment of the Miesian aphorism 'Less is More'. The upper level living area is a glass envelope supported by the ground level bedrooms, a plan that elevates the house to seemingly merge with the sky, transforming the measurable into the immeasurable. A new master suite, accessed by a glass bridge, and designed by Ellwood Associate James Tyler, FAIA directly opens to the pool, spa and gardens. The property is located in the equestrian community of Rolling Hills

Pierre Koenig, F.A.I.A.

The Michael Gantert Residence, 1983


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

Inspired by the purity of Koenig's steel and glass Case Study Houses, and sensing the revival of Hollywood, young businessman Michael Gantert took a leap of faith building a new steel and glass house on a rare Hollywood Hills ridge site to survey the coming boom. The residence was one of the last houses Koening built before his death and with its astonishing view, stands with Case Study House #22 as his most dramatic work.

Gantert Residence is sited at the end of a cul-de-sac on a gated road. Appearing as a giant cubist sculpture from Hollywood Boulevard, the residence is cantilevered off its plinth-like lower service core, and as a result seemingly floats out over the ridge.

Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

The Pew House, 1940


Madison, WI

SOLD

Frank Lloyd Wright's finest Usonian house located on beautiful Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Pew House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built by his right hand man, Wesley Peters, a civil engineer in 1940. Built of red tide water cypress and local limestone, the house is cantilevered over a natural ravine and is often compared to Falling Water. Updated and refurbished for modern living but not changed from the original, this is a rare jewel that has had only two owners in sixty-six years. Included are three original Wright designed tables. It is located in the most desirable residential area in Madison on a 8000 acre Lake. Yet, it is very close to the

Harwell Hamilton Harris, Architect

The Mary and Lee Blair Residence, 1939


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

A genuine Masterpiece of Southern California's built environment. Following a meticulous multi-year restoration the property reflects a timeless brilliance in terms of siting, use of materials, use of space, suitability to purpose, and fully resolved architectural integrity. The magic of the artists' residence and studio is alive and well, ready to enliven and enhance the life of the next special owner(s) whose lifestyle is compatible with this unique offering.