Garrett Van Pelt Jr., FAIA

The Van Pelt Residence, 1946

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Description

The architect’s own house. The homes great architects build for themselves often surprise us. Unrestricted by constraints of the client, the architect is free to pursue a more personal vision, & develop ideas that convention might resist. So it is here. While clearly demonstrating his mastery of space, light & orientation, Van Pelt boldly adapts the form of Mexican colonial architecture to living in a California garden. It is still today a surprise & delight! Sited behind a gated private drive, the acre plus grounds consist of three separate parcels incorporating mature gardens, a small stone guest house, plus a studio/workshop. Constructed of masonry, the unique plan of the Van Pelt residence includes a well scaled living room with high ceilings and a fireplace, dining room that opens through French doors to the garden patio, a multi-use enclosed breezeway and attached carports.

Detail

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    2 Bedrooms
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    2 Bathrooms
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    Property Size: 2593 sf
  • Garrett Van Pelt Jr., FAIA: Architect
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    Property ID: 600

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Address

  • Address: 1492 Old House Road
  • City: Pasadena
  • State/county: CA
  • Zip/Postal Code: 91107
  • Country: United States