Robert D. Farquhar, FAIA

The John Beach Estate, 1941

Notable Sale Sold Sold

Robert D. Farquhar, FAIA

The John Beach Estate, 1941


Legend has it that Beach, an avant-garde musician and composer commissioned Farquhar, one of California’s premier classical architects, to build the residence after a villa in Asolo, Italy which had been occupied by the poet Robert Browning. With its formal facade, grand entry, and plan built around a central interior courtyard, the residence today affords the aesthetics, style, comfort and luxury only found in Southern California’s great Mediterranean Revival Estates. Includes: 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, beamed living room, formal dining room, library, semi-attached 3 car garage, pool, grassy play yard, and orchard area.


  • Property ID: 961
  • Living Area: 5544 sf
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Garage: 3
  • Property Type: Estate, Single Family Home
  • Property Status: Notable Sale, Sold
  • Architect: Robert D. Farquhar, FAIA
  • 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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