Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mid-City Modern :: P XS Architects

This combined office and home with pool and integrated landscape is comprised of three systems: a long galvanized metal wall folds over to serve as the roof and carport; a series of material samples separated by glass forms the envelope; and an exposed concrete slab on the grade contains radiant heat, plumbing, electrical, and up-lighting. The 104-foot long wedge evolves from a 22-foot wide studio, through a combined kitchen-lounge-gallery, to an 11-foot wide bedroom at the eastern end. With no interior doors, two floating cores for storage and bathrooms provide the only spatial separation, aided by the production of distinct moods though the disposition of materials and the organization of lighting conditions. An 18-foot long ribbon window transforms traffic into a continuously changing cinematic event. A large “letter box” opening in the living area offers deep views of nature across neighboring backyards. Titled the Off-Use House by the architects, this unique space has been featured by Architecture, L.A. Architect, The Los Angeles Times, Metropolitan Home, and Sunset magazine.

950 S. Highland Ave, Los Angeles
for sale - $1,200,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000

Presented by Brian Linder and Scott King :: deasy/penner&partners

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Award Winning Modernism :: Marmol Radziner+Associates

Praised as the "modernist savants" by the New York Times, Marmol Radziner proves it again with this AFLA award winning house for architectural design. Completed in 2010 the the house blends the timeless Case Study design while integrating 21st century amenities. Awarded Gold LEED certified, the three bedroom structure is sited on the brow of a private gated street facing the serene greenery of Runyon Canyon and hiking trails while situated within immediate proximity of Hollywood. The entrance, and center floor, pay respect to the indoor-outdoor mid-century California lifestyle, integrating the state of the art kitchen and formal dining room as well. The private open master suite encompasses the top floor embraced by light, breezes and the lush drought resistant greenscape. The lower level offers a second, and possible third bedroom or media room, which lead to the exterior grounds and reverse ionized pool. Registered with the U.S. Green building council the house is constructed mindfully respecting the environment without compromising in design, using non-toxic materials including denim insulation, radiant heat and solar panels. Two car garage flex space with views included.

2020 Wattles Drive, Hollywood Hills
for sale - $2,495,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000

Friday, September 5, 2014

My Bookshelves As Art

This week, in honor of back-to-school season, we take a look at some inspiring takes on the classic bookshelf.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wallace Neff, Architect :: 1922

Wallace Neff designed this American Colonial Revival house in 1922 for Mr. J.K. Baillie, a Director of Lincoln Mortgage Company on this almost flat acre in the Cal-Tech area. A barn from the 1880s is used today as a three car garage with copious storage areas. There is a large pool, six- hole putting green in addition to large front and rear gardens. The current owners purchased the property in 1998 and have completely renovated and restored the property. Features include a large living room with a fireplace, a library with a fireplace, a paneled dining room, butler's pantry, kitchen/family room, laundry room and a bedroom and bath down. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, the Master Bath having been remodeled in 2012 and finished in blue Azul du Mare marble. The kitchen features a viking Range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, 2 Bosch dishwashers and a Meile Washer and Dryer. There is Central Air throughout and room for expansion.

1485 San Pasqual Street, Pasadena
for sale - $4,800,000
contact us to request a showing :: 626.683.0777

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Art & Design of Burning Man

Key Note :: Michael Christian

The annual Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock desert kicks off this coming Monday. The week-long event, billed as "an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression and radical self-reliance," promises to once again offer up a stunning and eclectic collection of art and installations. Here we take a look back at some of the inspiring creations from Burning Man's past. 

The Man

Coyote :: Bryan Tedrick

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