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

William Kesling & Mills Studio Architects

The Estes Residence, 1935


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

The Estes Residence by William Kesling (1935) is one of few remaining Streamline-Moderne homes, here in a serene and private setting, and with a modern addition (2002) by Mills Studio Architects. The house was photographed by Julius Shulman and published in books and design magazines. The home now offers 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, an office with separate entrance, a modern, light and airy living room, a rooftop deck, and a swank outdoor 'room' with a fire pit. The garden is private, landscaped for outdoor living and entertaining, and has a hot tub tucked away with direct access to the bathroom. Parking in the detached one car garage, driveway, and 3 additional spaces behind the house.

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.

Sa'Di Architecture

The Banks Residence, 2007


Venice, CA

SOLD

The Banks Residence, 2007. Architect Sarah Didvar Saadi's creation of the modern beach bungalow is an exercise in restraint without sacrificing quality design and construction. High quality materials are fused together in a modern, warm and inviting style. A loft-like living room, dining area and kitchen are combined with two bedrooms, office and 2 1/2 baths into a space that looks out to green, lush landscaping and provides a private yet atrium-like atmosphere within. The resulting look and feel is in keeping with the origins of the neighborhood, and the timeless achievement promises to age well. The residence is within easy walking distance to the beach and the commercial zone of

Tozier and Abbott, A.I.A.

The Retzler Residence, 1973


Palos Verdes Estates, CA

SOLD

First Offering: The Ed and Shirley Retzler Residence, 1973. Tozier and Abbott, A.I.A., Architects. Perhaps better known on the Peninsula as one of the celebrated homes created by local craftsman/contractor Robert Halderman, the Retzler residence deigned by William Abbott successfully blends modern and California coastal vernacular reminiscent of sea ranch. A creative site specific design maximizes ocean and city views comfortably merging with the gently sloping topography. Arranged around a central atrium, the pitched ceilings and clerestories create a light filled bay that blends the warm interior space with the outdoors. This offering is especially rare in that it has been carefully

Buff, Straub and Hensman, F.A.I.A.

The Thomson Residence, 1957


Pasadena, CA

SOLD

Featured on the rear cover and pages 50-55 of Donald Hensman's book Buff & Hensman, this home is an important example of the architects' early post-and-beam work. The home was the Winner of the 2012 Preservation Award from the City of Pasadena for its museum-quality restoration during 2011-2012, and also a featured story in the Los Angeles Times on January 5, 2013. Virtually every surface was restored or re-built to exacting detail. All new systems were added including plumbing, electrical, roof and zoned heating/air conditioning. Kitchen features Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele appliances. The two-story glass and wood pavilion is located within the Poppy Peak Historic District