Robert D. Farquhar, AIA

The John Beach Residence, 1941

Notable Sale Sold Notable Sale Sold

Robert D. Farquhar, AIA

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 large site displays a gated motor court, semi-detached three car garage, pool & pool house, all within a mature landscape of oak, fruit trees, lawn, and flower gardens.


  • Property ID: 714
  • Living Area: 5546 sf
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Garage: 3
  • Property Type: Estate, Historic, Single Family Home
  • Property Status: Notable Sale, Sold
  • Architect: Robert D. Farquhar, AIA
  • Prop-State: CA

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  • Address 2341 Pickens Canyon Road
  • City La Crescenta
  • State/county CA
  • Zip/Postal Code 91214
  • Country United States

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