5521 Alta Canyada Road Featured in CurbedLA!

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Striking 1960s post and beam seeks $1.4M in La Cañada Flintridge

The glassy modern house was designed by architects Buff and Hensman


5521 Alta Canyada Road // Built in 1965, this glassy modern home in La Cañada Flintridge is looking for its second owner since 1971.

The 2,423-square-foot house was designed by prolific Southern California architects Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, and many of its original details appear to have been kept nicely intact.

Resembling an L-shaped glass box, the post and beam-style residence is surrounded by trees. It also opens to several spacious decks and patios.

Inside are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with wood-paneled walls, Saltillo tile floors, built-in shelving, and vintage teak cabinetry. Tall ceilings and clerestory windows accentuate the home’s light and airy feel, which is especially present in the living room, where the ceiling expands to double height around the elegant fireplace.

The house sits on a half-acre lot with neatly landscaped vegetation and a large swimming pool and spa.

Asking price is $1.35 million.


Listed by Brett Furrey & Esther Tan
#01154312, #00802807


CurbedLA Article by Elijah Chiland

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Posted on September 20, 2018 at 11:10 am
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Mid-Century Modern: Timeless, Elegant Design

Mid-Century Modern: Timeless, Elegant Design. The San Gabriel Valley is home to many historical homes and architectural styles, from the Beaux-Arts Masonic Temple, to the luxurious & contemporary Montana in the heart of Pasadena, to the Arts & Crafts-style Gamble House, to many of the iconic Mid-Century Case Study Houses and the Poppy Peak National Register Historic District

Developed in the decades following the end of World War II, the Mid-Century Modern style is typified by it’s flowing design, simple lines and contemporary patterns. Architecturally, this translates to wide glass windows, sliding glass doors and the use of natural materials to seamlessly connect and create indoor and outdoor flow. While the style has enjoyed immense popularity since the 1940’s, the television show Mad Men has created a new generation of enthusiasts.

Below are our most recent listings showcasing Mid-Century Modern design.


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Mid-Century Modern - Walls
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COMING SOON | Extraordinary International-style Mid-Century Modern
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Mid-Century Modern - Window
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Custom Mid-Century Modern with Spectacular Panoramic Views
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Mid-Century Modern - Window
4BR/3BA | Designed by Architect Jackson Walters | 18,319 sf lot


Posted on January 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm
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