Donald Olsen, Architect

The Olsen House, 1954


Berkeley, CA

SOLD

First offering: the Donald and Helen Olsen House, 1954 - the architect’s own home! Listed on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places, and a City of Berkeley Historic Landmark, the Olson House presents a striking counterpoint to the more familiar Bay Area Modern Style. Built seemingly as a demonstration project, the Harvard educated architect applied his “high art” International Style training, as championed by Walter Gropius, to create his own “machine for living in a garden.” The success of this endeavor is attested to by the families’ lifelong tenure, and the building’s service to lives immersed in creating a better world through art, architecture, and

Eliot Noyes & Bob Graf, Designers

The Noyes-Graf House, 1966


Wilton, CT

SOLD

In 1966 Eliot Noyes and Bob Graf designed the iconic Mobil service stations that would come to define a sleek new modernism in America. This is Bob Graf's own home, mid-century modern perfection restored and improved to energy efficient 21st century standards. The granite walls are stunning, the rosewood details sublime. But what you'll remember are the expansive views from this hilltop setting on 2 manicured acres overlooking a beautiful pool to 150 acres of woods and streams.

L. Anthony Greenberg, Architect

The Manning Dohan Residence, 1962


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

The Manning Dohan Residence, 1962. Utilizing design concepts honed at the U.S.C. School of Architecture, L. Anthony Greenberg created this classic modern oasis that artfully expands the architectural vocabulary of it's high profile traditional neighborhood. Consciously Eastern in spirit, this individualist's retreat does not proclaim itself, but rather is set naturally within a mature hillside garden. Careful siting provides for privacy, and allows a free flow of light and nature into the interiors.

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.

Gilbert Stanley Underwood, Architect

The Underwood Residence, 1928


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

First offering in 58 years! Acclaimed architect of the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley Gilbert Stanley Underwood's own home. For his own family's residence Underwood enhances architect and planner Franz Herding's original vision for the upscale Hollywood Knolls as a Mediterranean hillside community by building his house in the popular Spanish Revival style. Built around a fully walled central courtyard with a grassy children's play yard beyond, the residence exudes a calm dignity and appropriateness to its location. Here, the charm and romance of the style is enhanced by an exposed wooden window header set into the front façade, a rear wood ceilinged verandah, a wood

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