Kelsey House, 1962
Ladd & Kelsey, Architects
With his own home, John Kelsey combines skillfully planning rigor of Germanic descent with openness to the site's lush landscape, a hallmark of modern architecture in Southern California. Rather than rigid implementation of dogmatic principles, the residence showcases personal touches signaling a relaxed participation to the Miesian creed. The residence was completed in 1962, a time of turbulent reassessment of architectural history.