10405 Cheviot Drive Los Angeles CA 90064

Lavi Daniel, Artist, & Renee Bertrand, Bedhead

2 Artists’ Oasis in the City

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Two artists have created their own Shangri-la on a quiet corner of Cheviot Hills. One enters immediately into a world of aesthetic exuberance and passion, where all of the sight lines are carefully considered for their sense of enchantment and beauty. A remodeled California Spanish revival home with a step-down living room with high ceilings, arched windows, original fireplace and stenciling on the beams. The master suite has a bathroom with Malibu tiles. Every room has windows over-looking the exotic Australian garden. Stone patios and pathways surround the house, leading to an artist studio with 14-foot high ceilings and skylights.

768 Westholme Avenue Los Angeles CA 90024

John Kewell, A.I.A.

The Schipper Residence, 1952

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Gold Medal winner John Kewell, A.I.A. likely met Merle Schipper, who was an art critic, writer, and curator, through their mutual academic associations. Although Kewell is best known for his larger projects such as a masterplan for Cal Tech, his design for Merle’s hillside site in Westwood, which is easy walking distance from U.C.L.A., is a classic of the period. Merle did much of her work at home so a plan was developed to accommodate living and working. Privacy, space and light are the hallmarks of this post-war open plan residence for art, work and entertaining. Careful updating and revisions by architects Jared Levy and Jeff Allsbrook, A.I.A. add high quality 21st century amenities to a timeless mid-century lifestyle. Residence includes: 3 bedrooms, studio, 4 baths, lower level guest/maid’s room, bath with a separate entry, and detached two car garage.

175 Greenfield Avenue Los Angeles CA

R.M. Schindler, Architect

The Tischler House, 1949-1950

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Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #506. First time on the market since completion in 1950. Schindler’s 1952 article, “Visual Techniques,” discusses the subjects of “color plasticity, translucency, reflectors and light.” These visual techniques are clearly expressed in this monumental three-story street facade topped with a blue translucent, sky-like roof resembling an “upside-down glass-bottomed boat.” Glass planes above the kitchen and master bedroom appear to make the house transparent throughout. The nearly free-floating metal fireplace in the living room was completed by Adolph Tischler, an artist and metalsmith. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in the main living space, which opens to a private side garden, a studio/4th bedroom and bathroom with separate entrance, and original built-in and free-standing furniture. One of Adolph Tischler’s daughters stated in an interview that her father referred to the house as his “favorite child.”

236 Arapahoe Circle Lake Quivira KS 66106

Bruce Goff, Architect

The Youngstrom House, 1968

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Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bruce Goff, this one of a kind home turns it back to the street with the focus on lake views from all four levels. Open floor plan living with many updates. Large treed lot with boat dock in a quiet cove.

999 S San Rafael Avenue Pasadena CA 91105

Elmer Grey, F.A.I.A.

The Clifford Barnes Estate, 1912

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Oak Ridge, also known as the Clifford Barnes Estate, was designed in 1912 by Elmer Grey, F.A.I.A. This park-like private 1.6 acre estate property showcases Grey’s talent as an exceptional architect of the first quarter of the twentieth century. Oak Ridge is located in Pasadena’s edenic San Rafael Hills, and is sited at the end of a gated long private drive. Here, Grey brings an open breezy modernity to the plan, masterfully combining Eastern Shingle Style and Craftsman elements suitable for a grand two story family residence set within a California garden. As Pasadena’s Victorian-era landscape transitioned into a new, modern world, Grey’s application of low-pitched, gabled roof and dormers, heavy use of wood rafters, wood-shake siding, and pebble dash stucco exteriors provide a perfect counterpoint against the architectural formality of the late-nineteenth century. Generous common rooms open to multiple outdoor loggias which meld seamlessly with the garden. The residence displays fine fixtures, Grueby tile fireplaces, and fine woodworking throughout, and includes: 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, detached artist’s studio, 3 car garage, finished basement/entertainment room, wine room, and a long lap pool. Recently approved Mills Act Contract affords significant tax savings.

236 Arapahoe Circle Lake Quivira KS 66106

Bruce Goff, Architect - The Youngstrom House, 1968

Bruce Goff, Architect

The Youngstrom House, 1968

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Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bruce Goff, this one of a kind home turns it back to the street with the focus on lake views from all four levels. Open floor plan living with many updates. Large treed lot with boat dock in a quiet cove.

42 Bachwiesenstrasse Würenlos SUI 5436

Gesamtkunstwerk

ANDREAS FUHRIMANN & GABRIELLE HAECHLER, ARCHITECTS

THE HOUSE NO. 1 BY UGO RONDINONE, 2012-2014

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“the house no. 1” was created by New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone as a ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’, a total work of art and the perfect place for working and living. Each shape and each material used in the “the house no. 1” has its origin in a work of art of the Swiss born artist.

All elements of the house are custom made and reflect the artist’s requirement for a functional work-life space. Furthermore the elements reference signature art works of Ugo Rondinone. For example the fireplace in the main living space is a replica of the artists piece “John’s fireplace”, which has been shown internationally in various exhibitions.

The entire building is surrounded by terraces with two stairways connecting the levels. The north and west terraces were placed above ground. This results in a floating sensation, which lends the house a lightness recalling traditional Japanese buildings. A certain Japanese appearance was sought after and was further achieved with the protruding roof, which shelters the terraces. The house was constructed with prefabricated wooden elements. The facade is made up of wooden cement boards, the roof of corrugated Eternit. Inside all walls are made of white plaster and treated with beeswax.

1229 N Sierra Bonita Ave Pasadena, CA 91104

Peter Tolkin, A.I.A.

Classic California Bungalow and Modern Art Studio

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Contrary to popular belief, today’s casual open plan program, which so characterizes modern California living and convenience, did not begin with the modern movement, but rather during the earlier Craftsman boom. The popular book Bungalows, by Henry Saylor, published in 1911 celebrated efficiency, practical use of space, and the open floor plan. A rash of bungalow plan books followed featuring open plan interiors. This was the genesis of this 1912 classic craftsman bungalow. Set within award winning gardens, the residence with a significant portion of its historic fabric intact, features a lightened interior space that enhances the modernism of the open plan. Kitchen and bath have been tastefully updated. The back garden invites casual entertaining, and incorporates the original craftsman garage, and a detached artist’s studio constructed of egalitarian materials exemplifies Tolkin’s creativeness in design.

581 East The Palms Street Palm Springs CA 92262

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SPANISH HACIENDA

PALM SPRINGS

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Paying homage to California’s Spanish Colonial past, the courtyard entry, low-pitched red-tile roofs, extended eaves and covered outdoor patios of the Spanish hacienda all lend to a corporeal experience whereby Gaspar de Portolá’s vision of Alta California can be found. As the antecedent to Cliff May’s popular California ranch-style homes which would change the vernacular landscape of postwar Southern California for decades, the Spanish-revival haciendas designed and built during the interwar years embodied the relaxed lifestyles of the region. Keeping true to the romanticism of the period, this home has incorporated modern amenities into the design without compromising its integrity. Tall walls line the perimeter of the corner lot in the El Mirador neighborhood, providing privacy. Library/sunroom, pool, hot tub, mountain views, outdoor shower, garage and 3-car motor court.