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The Wall Street Journal: This California Home Will Make You Forget Everything You Know About Traditional Beach Design

The Tatum Beach House Call Agent: Ilana Gafni 310.779.7497 Crosby Doe 310.428.6755 The Wall Street Journal / Mansion Global: This California Home Will Make You Forget Everything You Know About Traditional Beach Design By E.B. Solomont In the late 1960s, when San Francisco lawyer Frank “Sandy” Tatum and his wife, Barbara, set out to build a family beach home, their vision, for a house that...

Editor’s Note: A Personal Note on Moderinism

By Crosby Doe Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, I was conditioned to a strong belief in a brave new world—the promise of Tomorrow! Every week, the Sunday Los Angeles Times featured a new modern house on the cover of its magazine and celebrated its clean lines, indoor-outdoor aesthetic and popular use of materials such as cinder block, plywood and steel. Disneyland opened in 1955, reinforcing...

Editor’s Note: The Game-Changer

By Crosby Doe In a perfect world, it might seem, any piece of real estate on the market that is showcased in an architecture magazine like this one would still be available for sale when the issue reaches the reader. But after only a few issues of architectureforsale quarterly, I’ve found that the publishing process is so intensive – between researching, writing, acquiring rights to photos, to...

Editor’s Note: What is Architecture

By Crosby Doe How many times have you gone to a movie with friends and left the multiplex scratching your head? You didn’t hate the film; it was mildly entertaining, and though it wasn’t very nourishing, it was a harmless way to pass a few hours munching popcorn in a pleasant, air-conditioned room. But dare to expect more and argue that it could’ve been better, that the plot didn’t add up, and...

Richard Neutra for sale

Richard Neutra for sale: The Sale Residence in Brentwood Available For the First-Time

Richard Neutra for sale - By Warren J Dow | Publisher, South Bay Digs Digs is gearing up for their annual Architect | Design | Build special edition of DIGS, which publishes in December to close out the year, and this midcentury modern that just hit the market for $3M caught their eye. It’s located at the very top of Brentwood’s exclusive Tigertail Road and was designed by Richard Neutra in 1960...

Irving Gill

A Simple Plan

The Miltimore House in South Pasadena is classic Irving Gill — basic in design, grand in thought. No wonder it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Written by Jocelyn Gibbs Photography by Marvin Rand and Cameron Carothers Architectural historian Esther McCoy once called Irving John Gill one of America’s “few wholly original architects.” Though he was nearly forgotten in the decades...

Edward Killingsworth for sale

Edward Killingsworth for Sale

Growing up in the home of a renowned architect — one who designed four Case Study Houses for that landmark program — was akin to living in a model home, at least for the children of Edward Killingsworth. With his office less than a mile away, Killingsworth would invite clients to the family’s 1961 Long Beach home, which served as an ineffable exemplar of glass, light, air and space. “My dad...

Editor’s Note: Room with a View

by Crosby Doe As summer approaches, and this latest issue of ArchitectureforSale, Quarterly is about to go to press, I find myself ensconced at New York’s Palace Hotel en route to France with Docomomo to study the work of Le Corbusier. My room has a view, or should I say, views: The spires of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, each capped with the Christian symbol of hope that life is not in vain, point to the...

The California Hacienda

Cliff May’s childhood spent on an early Golden State ranch developed his gift for building classic Spanish-style houses throughout Los Angeles and San Diego. by Jocelyn Gibbs Cliff May’s prolific career as a designer and builder of modern California ranch houses and haciendas began in San Diego in 1931, but his legacy continued to grow long after his 1989 death. Although an untrained designer, May...

Casa de Pajaros

Casa de Pajaros

ArchitectureforSale, Quarterly presents an archival interview by a noted novelist with self-educated architect Herman Koller, who built a fantastical Southwest home in Pasadena that remains a marvel. by Kay Haugaard Herman Koller is a slight man who looks at you like an old prospector squinting into the sun. But don’t let his unassuming style fool you. He has accomplished an enormous feat. It required...

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