5401 East El Cedral Street Long Beach CA 90815

Dr. L.L. Cowley selected this sylvan grove of sycamores on over a third of an acre. From the exterior, the house retains the architectural elements that are a trademark of Kenneth S. Wing’s beach aesthetic: board and batten siding, a … Continue reading

John Lautner, F.A.I.A. – The Reiner-Burchill Residence, 1957-1976

  Silvertop is to Los Angeles’ residential architecture as Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal is to New York City. Beyond function, both are beacons projecting the peak of America’s optimism, and the creative strength of a period grounded in a strong … Continue reading

Cliff May, Designer John Arnholt Smith Residence

The romance of Alta California is alive and well at the John Arnholt Smith Hacienda designed by Cliff May in 1936. Here, straddling the boundaries and history of both Los Angeles, & Orange Counties, the estate maintains over 2.3 acres … Continue reading

Philip Johnson, F.A.I.A. The Tremaine Estate, 1955

Contemporary art collector Emily Tremaine’s eighteenth century farmhouse provided Philip Johnson the perfect template for adding a Modernist aesthetic to the three-hundred year old property. Johnson’s forward-thinking redesign, including the addition of a large glass pavilion, provides a striking juxtaposition … Continue reading