MID CENTURY MODERN

PACIFIC PALISADES RODNEY WALKER’S WEST HOUSE CASE STUDY 18

199 CHAUTAUQUA BLVD, PACIFIC PALISADES  l $11.9M l Case Study 18 l 3 BD l 3 BA

An historic Case Study house has just hit the market. Rodney Walker’s West House or Case Study 18 is located moments from the coast on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As our modernist aficionados know, the Case Study Program was established by Arts & Architecture editor John Entenza. The magazine sponsored this groundbreaking program which gave us historic houses from such renowned architects as Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig, A Quincy Jones and Raphael Soriano (to name but a few).

Pacific Palisades Rodney Walker’s West House Case Study 18

The setting of this home is pretty spectacular as the property is perched above the street off a long drive and surrounded by lush vegetation. The house remains largely intact. The picture perfect living room even includes Warren Platner chairs, a Milo Baughman sofa and the the classic Noguchi table, a dream to any modernist fan. A floor to ceiling double sided brick fireplace inlaid with copper is a stunning centerpiece to the room.


OAK CREEK – LOS ROBLES HILLS ESTATES

4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | Built 1975 | 50,000 Sf | For more details contact us: 310-622-0312.

The house is situated beautifully to take advantage of the surrounding landscape. The setting of the pool is quite spectacular.

If any architectural buffs have been to this sleepy little neighborhood in Thousand Oaks it was to see Case Study House #28 by Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman. But only two houses away sits another architectural house we discovered; a 1975 brick home by Clemens Kaasmann. The Remarkable Thousand Oaks Clemens Kaasmann Mid Century Trophy Home.

Thousand Oaks Clemens Kaasmann Mid Century Trophy Home

This was a name we had not run into before. However, the current owner has dug into a little history of the architect. In speaking with Clemens’ daughter, it was relayed that Clemens worked with none other than John Lautner. And, the daughter even visited him on site while building the Bob Hope residence in Palm Springs.


HOLLYWOOD HILLS ITO HOUSE, 1961, JOSEF VAN DER KAR

8937 Wonderland Park Ave l $3.500,000 l 3 BD l 3 BA

Friends with Cold War era conservatives and ultra progressives alike, Josef Van der Kar was quite a character. It is said he never allowed his houses published as he didn’t want to make them famous.

Hollywood Hills Ito House, 1961, Josef Van der Kar

He will probably live in infamy while his houses are now getting famous. One was recently published in Elle Decor. We’re sure he would have loved that. Ito House, 1961, Josef Van der Kar, Architect.

installing new terrazzo floors, double paned glass doors in keeping with the style, and an overall refurbishment

This transparent glass walled post & beam residence is located on a private three-quarter acre ridg


PASADENA HOWARD MORGRIDGE MID CENTURY MASTERPIECE

2973 MEYERLOA LN, PASADENA | $2,500,000 | 5BD | 3 BA

Whether basking in the sun by the shimmering pool, hosting alfresco parties at sunset, or simply retreating from the stresses of daily life

Occasionally we come across an outstanding home designed by an architect that isn’t a household name such as this house by Howard Morgridge.

Inside, swank interiors are a feast for the eyes, with sunlit spaces and window walls that blur the boundaries between inside and out.

All we can say is that he deserves the level of accolades reserved for the other architects that drip off our tongues. See for yourselves in the home reminiscent of John Lautner.



BEACHWOOD CANYON ROBERT LEE, AIA MID CENTURY MASTERPIECE

3064 N BEACHWOOD DRIVE, LOS ANGELES | $2,465,000 | 3 BD | 2 Ba

A spacious swimming pool and a separate, tucked-away spa and outdoor shower are set amid complete privacy in a lush setting.

We’re suckers for the pool in the front. We sold this mid-century house in Beachwood many moons ago. It had a red Ikea kitchen (Yeah, we know). Looks like Reath Design did a great job keeping it warm and modern.

) home showcases original features including striking floor-to-ceiling windows that offer an abundance of natural light, warm wood-paneled walls, a commanding brick fireplace, vintage tile floors, and a sunken living room

Mid-Century masterpiece by Robert Lee, AIA. Situated in the heart of Beachwood Canyon, this iconic residence offers the appeal of classic, pristinely maintained and renovated mid-century design, without sacrificing contemporary comfort.