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

Calvin Straub, F.A.I.A. Design

Buff, Straub and Hensman, Architects


Pasadena, CA

SOLD

The Holland/ Goudzwaard Residence, 1958-2007

If there is a direct link with today’s environmental concerns in architecture with the California Case Study Architects, it would have to be through Calvin Straub. His dedication to create responsible environmental design, and show how the built environment can be an integral part of a better world, is perfectly demonstrated here at the Holland/Goudzwaard Residence. The property reflects meticulous care, with sensitive updates by architectural designer Bob Moore, who was recommended to the house by Don Hensman. Sited up a private drive, on a mountain promontory, the residence offers a retreat to peace, privacy within a

Harwell Hamilton Harris, Architect

The Mary and Lee Blair Residence, 1939


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

A genuine Masterpiece of Southern California's built environment. Following a meticulous multi-year restoration the property reflects a timeless brilliance in terms of siting, use of materials, use of space, suitability to purpose, and fully resolved architectural integrity. The magic of the artists' residence and studio is alive and well, ready to enliven and enhance the life of the next special owner(s) whose lifestyle is compatible with this unique offering.

John Lautner, FAIA

The Alexander House, 1951


Long Beach, CA

SOLD

First Offering! The Alexander House, 1951, by architect John Lautner, FAIA.

With several distinct iterations, drawings of the Alexander House at the Getty Research Library attest to a strong dialog between the client and architect. We can only surmise that may be the reason the residence served the family so well for the last 66 years without alteration! Located in Park Estates, a planned community affording large lots, and wide tree lined streets prepared for custom built houses, and overseen by an architectural review committee, the Alexander House spreads wide and low across its site. Interior privacy and a sense discovery while approaching the entry is achieved by the

Sa'Di Architecture

The Banks Residence, 2007


Venice, CA

SOLD

The Banks Residence, 2007. Architect Sarah Didvar Saadi's creation of the modern beach bungalow is an exercise in restraint without sacrificing quality design and construction. High quality materials are fused together in a modern, warm and inviting style. A loft-like living room, dining area and kitchen are combined with two bedrooms, office and 2 1/2 baths into a space that looks out to green, lush landscaping and provides a private yet atrium-like atmosphere within. The resulting look and feel is in keeping with the origins of the neighborhood, and the timeless achievement promises to age well. The residence is within easy walking distance to the beach and the commercial zone of

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