The John Beach Residence, 1941 -

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.


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    5 Bedrooms
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    7 Bathrooms
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    Property Size: 5546 sf
  • Robert D. Farquhar, AIA: Architect
  • CA: Prop-State
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    Property ID: 714

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