The I.E. Phillips House, 1948
The I.E. Phillips House, 1948, by architect Saul Harris Brown with W. B. Treadway, Civil Engineer: In regard to Mid-20th Century residential design, the discussion of important contributing architecture is too often limited to the Modernists. Issues of Architectural Digest, and other design magazines of the period celebrate a vastly broader spectrum of good residential design, custom built with exceptional quality, and celebrating differing individual lifestyles and tastes.
Set behind its circular drive, and built around a central courtyard, which serves as an outdoor living room, Saul Brown’s Traditional design for I.E. Phillips accommodates indoor-outdoor living, while allowing for a traditional Beverly Hills lifestyle. Generations of family furnishings, real libraries, and unique collections of historic cultural objects fit comfortably into split level interiors which incorporate a classic center hall entry, formal living and dining rooms, den/library, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, laundry area, and semi-attached two car garage.