A detached studio and fantastic landscaping make this place exceptional
580 N. Hermosa Avenue // As seen on CurbedLA.com
Perched among the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, this 1940s house by architect and Richard Neutra apprentice Harwell Hamilton Harris features an array of large windows, patios, and walkways from which to enjoy its excellent views.
The main house—a three-level, post and beam built in 1949—features skylights, two living rooms, a dining room, brick fireplaces, three bedrooms, and four bathrooms.
The Sierra Madre property also holds a studio designed by John T. Lyle in 1986. The studio holds an office, a bedroom, and bathroom, as well as a crop of “apparently random custom windows of all shapes and sizes,” as the listing describes it.
Between the two structures, there’s a rambling garden with citrus trees and a pond, also designed by Lyle, a master landscape architect who now has a school named in his honor at Cal Poly Pomona.
Additional features of the home include:
- 3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms
- Main home: 2,002 sq. ft.
- Lot Size: 16,604 sq. ft.
- Detached Studio/Guest House
- Built in 1949
- 2 Fireplaces
- 2-Car Garage
Listed by the Judy Webb-Martin Group #00541631 & deasy/penner #01305277
36th Annual Monrovia Historic Homes Tour // May 6th, from 10am to 4pm
Visit six private vintage homes that embody the charm and character of Monrovia’s neighborhoods. Housing styles on the tour this year include Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor, and Minimal Traditional. Docents will be on hand to share each home’s history and make the past come alive. Also open will be the Monrovia Historical Museum and the Anderson House Museum. The tour is sponsored by the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group.
Podley agents Vicky Hansen, Brittany Hansen Kallin & Wendy Gruber will be at the Spanish Colonial Revival handing out Podley popcorn & lemonade. Stop by and say hello!
Monrovia Historic Homes Tour Map
Tickets: Adults: $20 / Seniors (65+): $15 / Teens: $10 / Free admission for ages 12 & under
Purchase online tickets at mohpg.org.
Please note the following ticket deadlines:
Fri, May 4: Available online until 10pm
Sat, May 5: Available in person at Dollmakers’ Kattywompus until 3pm.
Sun, May 6: Available in person only at the Monrovia Historical Museum, beginning 9:30 am!
After taking the tour, make sure to check out these local Monrovia favorites!
Cafe Lu Mar
Cozy cafe, and one of the few places in Southern California to try authentic, delicious Croatian food
A down home American classic specializing in pancakes, BBQ & more
The Dollmakers’ Kattywompus
A true local institution selling toys, gifts & music lessons, along with sidewalk concerts every Friday
Be the second-ever owner of this warm 1970s Glendale post & beam
As seen on CurbedLA.com
Take one look at this dreamy Glendale post and beam. It’s easy to see why it’s only had one owner in its 40-year existence.
Designed by architect Richard Kemp as his own family residence, this 1978 classic is ideally situated to cantilever over a creek. The home is encircled by oaks and sycamores, while the handsome interiors echo their surroundings with beamed ceilings and a wealth of gleaming wood. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in.
The dwelling sits on a 1.4-acre property tucked into Glendale’s Scholl Canyon, an area north of the 134 Freeway and the famous Eagle Rock formation.
Additional features of the home include:
- 2,900 square foot home on 62,427 square foot lot
- Exceptional privacy
- Designed & built by Carmichael-Kemp A.I.A. for the Kemp Family
- Original details, fixtures & design
- Storage & workshop space
- Sylvan property with oaks, sycamores & mature landscaping
- Swimming pool & spa
- Multiple entertainment areas
- Orientation for morning & evening sunlight in living room
2830 Glenoaks Canyon Drive, Glendale // 2380Glenoaks.com
This article originally appeared on CurbedLA.com
1164 N. Calle Rolph, Palm Springs // Open Saturday, February 24th 1-3pm
Part of a tract of World War II-era homes built as worker housing
Modernism Week events are ongoing in Palm Springs and plenty of pedigreed homes are up for grabs in the desert city. Case in point: this cozy post and beam by influential modern architect Albert Frey.
The simple residence was constructed in 1946 as part of a tract of homes commissioned as worker housing and designed by Frey at the tail end of World War II. The houses all feature identical floor plans, but different positions on each lot and unique paint jobs so as not to appear too uniform.
This house has plenty of modern style, with wide windows, tiled bathrooms, and plenty of indoor-outdoor access. The 1,150-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, along with an airy kitchen with a vintage stove and refrigerator.
The house sits on a 10,000-square-foot lot, with a large driveway, attached garage, grassy backyard, and spa/swimming pool. There’s even an outdoor shower—partially enclosed for privacy.
Asking price is $749,000. Worth noting: The home’s historic credentials qualify its owner for some tax breaks under California’s Mills Act.
Listed by Todd Hays #01852756
This article originally appeard on CurbedLA.com
Photos credit (clockwise): Dennis Hill (1-3), Cameron Carothers (4)
Join Pasadena Heritage for their 2017 Spring Home Tour, Modern Works: Homes of Pasadena Architects. Pasadena is a city famous for its remarkable collection of architecture, spanning decades from Victorian to Modern. This year’s Spring Home Tour will touch on Postwar years with large hyper-contemporary and experimental home designs, many of which overlook the Arroyo. From Mid-Century to late modern, guests will tour multiple architect-designed private homes constructed after 1945. This is a “drive yourself” tour featuring examples of Pasadena’s great architects and their private residences with experienced docents providing guided tours at each location. Below is a list of the houses included on the tour.
Case Study House #10
Kemper Nomland, Jr. designed the Case Study House #10 in 1947. The Case Study House Program, initiated by “Arts and Architecture” magazine in 1945 remains one of America’s most significant contribution to mid-century architecture.
Frank Thomas House
Theodore Criley, Jr. designed the Frank Thomas House in 1949. Thomas worked closely with the architect to create a house that is warm and friendly, where convenience and practicality are of prime importance. The living room is spacious and filled with light as it relates effortlessly with its surroundings.
Arroyo del Rey
Buff and Hensman designed the Arroyo del Rey in 1979. This house sits on almost two acres in the Arroyo Seco. Furthermore, this unique setting under the bridge is hidden away in nature. The design is more rustic and wild than manicured and refined.
Buff and Hensman designed the Hamlin House in 1983. An excellent example of the firm’s response to Title 24 energy requirements from the 1970’s and how that directed their creative designs in the later years.
A home James DeLong designed for his parents in 1951. It is the cover of the 1959 “House Beautiful” magazine. The cover demonstrates admirably how little spaces can be made to seem like big spaces, when treated in the Frank Lloyd Wright architectural way.
Belle Grove Apartments
Harold Bissner, Sr., Harold Bissner, Jr., and James Resh designed and built the Belle Grove Apartments between 1956 and 1958. Unit 861 is part of the last of the three building designed by Resh in International Style of Modern architecture. All three buildings have a pronounced Asian influence in their execution. The Belle Grove Apartments were designated a Pasadena Landmark in December 2014.