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The John Kelsey Residence
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. Two full height teak gates mark the access to a courtyard, acting both as an open room and as a patio within the precinct. In the Kelsey House, both sleeping quarters and the public areas have some visual relationship with the 66-foot long pool, thus becoming the dominant architectural image of the interiors. The residence and 2/3 of an acre site includes: the recent restoration of the redwood fascia, teak courtyard gates and interiors, black pool sculpture, with privacy on all sides with no sight lines to neighbors, mature citrus trees, and guest house with a private entrance from the motor court.

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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. 

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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...

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J.M. Roberts Residence, 1955
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. 

 

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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....

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