American Idyll With the restoration of a neglected mid-century Neutra home in the West Covina hills came a renewed sense of history and a revived quality of life. by Mark Morrison Photo by Cameron Carothers The first time Deborah Chumi … Continue reading

Editor’s Note: Appreciation and Preservation By Crosby Doe Two years ago, Richard Neutra’s mid-century Roberts House sat derelict, decaying and ripe for demolition when the 60-year-old property hit the market. Thankfully, wiser and more enlightened minds prevailed, and the house … Continue reading

The Art of Mastering the Slope Never one to run from a creative challenge, Rudolph Schindler proved he could conquer hillside terrain with his innovative Kallis House in suburban Los Angeles. by Nicholas Olsberg As our perspective on mid-20th-century Los … Continue reading

Pletsch in Pasadena by Barbara Lamprecht “I have lived with over 500 women—because I have [designed] over 500 houses,” Theodore Pletsch told an interviewer in 1985 while recording his oral history. “I have learned how to dig a house out … Continue reading

Out with the New Breaking with tradition, more Asian buyers are discovering the value of owning vintage architect-designed and historic properties. by Alison Singh Gee David You was scrolling through the online pages of The Wall Street Journal in 2015 … Continue reading

West World With this 1968 Bell Canyon model home and its master-planned recreational surroundings, Cliff May took the suburban ranch to the next level—and further defined Western living. by Andrea Hunter Dietz Sheltered beneath ancient oaks, the low, white ranch … Continue reading

Man of the Century by Pierluigi Serraino, AIA “If I had to do it all over again,” says Richard Bradshaw, “I would become an architect.” These are powerful words coming from the low-key structural engineer who, having worked closely with … Continue reading

Valuing Architecture as Art The Recent Sale of the Manola Apartments by Architect Rudolph Schindler defies the use of Standard Appraisal Techniques by John C. Carlson The terraced property at 1807 Edgecliffe Drive in L.A.’s Silver Lake neighborhood isn’t just … Continue reading