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

Richard Neutra, Architect

The Barsha Residence, 1938


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

The Barsha Residence, 1938. Rescued from the path of the Hollywood Freeway, and moved to its new site in Santa Monica Canyon, the Barsha Residence retains much of its original historic fabric. Here is an exciting opportunity to restore an early classic Neutra Residence located in one of Southern California's most desirable neighborhoods. When properly restored, the structure will certainly become one of the Canyon's most famous and important landmarks. From its site, it is an easy walk to the beach. The original garage is converted into a quest quarters w/bath, and a new garage has been added.

Philip Kimmelman, Architect

The Kimmelman Residence, 1957


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

First offering: The architect's own family residence. More often than not the creative individuals behind many great commercial projects do not receive the public awareness their contributions deserve. They work modestly behind the scenes, and credit goes to the firm. So it was with Philip Kimmelman who served as Chief Project Architect for numerous Welton Becket structures, some of them LA icons, for 40 years. His Pasadena Bullocks remains a landmark among department stores, and in his own home he exercised a sure, skilled hand, deftly contrasting a wealth of disparate materials.

Great homes usually begin with a great site, and Kimmelman selected one of the best

John Lautner, Architect

The Schaffer Residence, 1949


Glendale, CA

SOLD

The Schaffer Residence, 1949. Hidden in a wooded valley at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains, the redwood, concrete & glass residence opens to the oak forest that influenced the form and orientation of the design. A meticulous restoration of systems, as well as surfaces, hardware & appliances has been completed. This published, world class architectural treasure incorporates open plan living, dining and den areas, two bedrooms, one & a half baths, laundry and attached two carport. In nature and apart, yet just 15 minutes to downtown Los Angeles.

Harold B. Zook, Architect

The Griffith Residence, 1948


Pasadena, CA

SOLD

First Offering: The Griffith Residence, 1948. Set
carefully within the landscape, the low profile
emphasizes a natural horizontal flow across
the acre plus hilltop site. Being set back from the
private drive, and behind a planted circular motor
court, a park-like estate feeling is conveyed. The
public rooms showcase panoramic city and
mountain views through floor to ceiling glass
walls, while the requisite covered patio and
grassy yard extend the entertainment flow to the
outdoors. The architect, with training under
Swiss master Albert Frey, creates a lasting
statement of post-war modernism that is

John Lautner, Architect

The Anne Baxter Remodel


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

The Anne Baxter Remodel First offering since 1966. Virtually unknown today, this longtime residence of agent Hal Gefsky hides Lautner's explosive open plan interiors, designed for Frank Lloyd Wight's granddaughter, behind an original Norman Facade. Photos at the Getty Research Institute reveal the exciting potential to restore a unique Hollywood celebrity lifestyle where entertaining is the focus of the lower level privacy & self fulfillment the space above.

Kenneth Wing, Sr. & Edward Killingsworth, F.A.I.A.

Dr. L.L. Cowley Residence, 1954


Long Beach, CA

SOLD

Dr. L.L. Cowley selected this sylvan grove of sycamores on over a third of an acre. From the exterior, the house retains the architectural elements that are a trademark of Kenneth S. Wing's beach aesthetic: board and batten siding, a front entrance that consists of a breezeway and courtyard built on descending levels, a highly articulated roof line, and mullioned and bay windows leading to the front entry. The interior's long expanses of glass, the brick fireplace and carefully scaled rooms overlooking the swimming pool were all done in a style that Killingsworth would become known for. With a formal dining room area, en suite master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and baths, the

Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

The Winslow House, 1893


River Forest, IL

SOLD

As Frank Lloyd Wright's first independent commission, the William Winslow House served as a radical change to the traditional styled houses in the Oak Park/Forest River area of Chicago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, the Winslow House's imposing facade consists of Roman brick on the first floor and an ornamental frieze wrapping the second floor. The first and second floor elevations of the house are clearly delineated by a central ridge line which adds additional volume to the overall feel of the design. With its broad, hipped roof line, the home predates Wright's Prairie Style vernacular architecture which later dominated many of Wright's


Los Feliz Museum Modern


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

A house transformed. This is the result of a painstaking remodel of the original design that now evokes art-gallery comparisons.

Terrazzo and wood flooring brings a high level of sophistication to the residence. New, high quality window systems frame unbelievable city and mountain views from nearly every room.

A terraced rear yard with enclosed patio and an upper deck with spa provides for tranquil, outdoor entertaining. With a timeless design in the newer bathrooms and kitchen, here is a three bedroom, two and one-half bathroom property that is truly inspirational in nature; offered at a price that overcomes the challenges of today's marketplace. The