The S. T. Falk Apartments
R.M. Schindler, Architect
Los Angeles HCM #1133. Here is arguably one of Schindler’s most complex hillside designs, with each of the building’s four apartments having a unique relationship to its corner site. Each apartment twists and turns on the hillside for maximum privacy, with unobstructed city views from the roof terraces. The penthouse has the most dramatic view, the richest interior compositions, and is most like a private house with its own garden and guest apartment to the rear. The living room’s plywood ceiling is laid out in a repeating pattern based on subdivisions of Schindler’s 48-inch module. Many original details and building systems have been restored by the current owner making this offering a rare opportunity to own an internationally recognized work by the master of “Space Architecture.”
Mid-Century with Park-Like Setting
Hermits Glen, an intimate and historic pocket of Laurel Canyon, is the utopian setting for this 1953, Mid-century residence. The cul-de-sac neighborhood retains a collection of architecture by USC graduate and one-time Chouinard Art Institute director Gene Loose, Jr., in addition to the designer Roger Kennedy, and others. Sited on over a 26,000 square foot lot, the house is surrounded by lush, park-like grounds, with an ample side yard that continues down stone steps to the street below. French doors open out from both bedrooms providing access to the front patio and side yard.
The Jack Lucas Residence, 1947
Eric Black, Architect, with renovations by Tony Unruh, AIA
This is post-war modernism in its pure state, as referenced in "Tomorrow's House: A Complete Guide for the Home-Builder," by George Nelson and Henry Wright. The original owner reportedly remarked that he wanted a house that would "always look modern." With its palette of fine woods and glass, and its orientation to the site, this ridgetop residence celebrates both Wrightian traditions, and the clean-lined purity of California modernism.
The Miltimore Residence, 1911
Irving Gill, Architect
First offering since 1952. Designed in 1911 for Mrs. Paul Miltimore, this house is considered the most significant surviving residence by architect Irving Gill in Southern California.” The residence, #11 on South Pasadena’s Register of Cultural Heritage Landmarks, is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Online Archive of California, University of California.
The Roxy Roth Residence, 1946
Rudolph Schindler, Architect
The extensively published Roth House overlooking Studio City is an icon of Schindler's groundbreaking concept...
Kallis-Sharlin Residence, 1946
Rudolph Schindler, Architect
First offering: City of Los Angeles Cultural Historic Monument #860, The Kallis-Sharlin Residence, 1946, by architect Rudolph Schindler, with later additions by Josef Van der Kar, and L.A. Twelve architect Leroy Miller, F.A.I A.
J.M. Roberts Residence, 1955
Richard Neutra, Architect
In the mid-fifties, the lifestyles afforded by Richard Neutra’s design aesthetic were not readily accepted in the Eastern San Gabriel Valley. Modernism was suspect, at least in regard to residential architecture. Even Roberts came to Neutra requesting a ranch style house....
The John Kelsey Residence, 1962
Ladd & Kelsey, Architects
Conceived for his own family of five, this project stands as a manifesto of his distinct design sensibility. An unapologetic fan of Mies Van der Rohe, Kelsey was sold on the universality of that master's discipline. On Chateau Road he combines skillfully planning rigor of Germanic descent with openness to the site's lush landscape.