Out with the New

Out with the New

Out with the New Breaking with tradition, more Asian buyers are discovering the value of owning vintage architect-designed and historic properties. by Alison Singh Gee David You was scrolling through the online pages of The Wall Street Journal in 2015 when something called to him. A native of Jiangsu Province, China, he had stumbled upon […]

West World

West World

West World With this 1968 Bell Canyon model home and its master-planned recreational surroundings, Cliff May took the suburban ranch to the next level—and further defined Western living. by Andrea Hunter Dietz Sheltered beneath ancient oaks, the low, white ranch house with the concrete tile roof does not broadcast its architectural import. Yet this unpretentious […]

Man of the Century

Man of the Century

Man of the Century by Pierluigi Serraino, AIA “If I had to do it all over again,” says Richard Bradshaw, “I would become an architect.” These are powerful words coming from the low-key structural engineer who, having worked closely with architectural masters such as Richard Neutra, Carl Maston, Welton Becket, Paul Williams, A. Quincy Jones, […]

Valuing Architecture as Art

Valuing Architecture as Art

Valuing Architecture as Art The Recent Sale of the Manola Apartments by Architect Rudolph Schindler defies the use of Standard Appraisal Techniques by John C. Carlson The terraced property at 1807 Edgecliffe Drive in L.A.’s Silver Lake neighborhood isn’t just any apartment complex. Designed by legendary architect Rudolf Schindler with broad windows and double-height ceilings, […]

Editor’s Note: Two Wrongs to Wright

Editor’s Note: Two Wrongs to Wright

Editor’s Note: Two Wrongs to Wright By Crosby Doe When I was in grade school, growing up in Pasadena, California one of my teachers told us the story of the destruction of the Royal Library of Alexandria in Egypt, one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. It was beyond my comprehension, […]

Zoltan Pali’s Caverhill Residence

Zoltan Pali’s Caverhill Residence

A Double-Loaded House Zoltan Pali, FAIA by Andrea Dietz Current Photographs by Cameron Carothers unless otherwise noted “They just wouldn’t leave.” In 2010, participants of a Dwell Home Tour overstayed their visit to Beverly Hills’s Caverhill House. Entranced, mesmerized, they lost themselves to what Don Caverhill, the homeowner, describes as the house vortex – the […]

Temple Of Steel: Craig Ellwood’s Daphne Residence

Temple Of Steel: Craig Ellwood’s Daphne Residence

Temple of Steel Daphne Residence, Craig Ellwood, Designer by Pierluigi Serraino Current Photographs by Scott Mayoral unless otherwise noted Completed in 1961, this single family house designed by noted designer Craig Ellwood (1922-1992) today is as pristine as it was when first finished. Its grand presence is felt upon arrival from Madrone Place. Raised on […]

Editor’s Note: Brave New World

Editor’s Note Brave New World? by Crosby Doe Over the years I have been lucky enough to have represented many of the greatest works of residential architecture in Southern California—Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House, Lloyd Wright’s Taggart House, Richard Neutra’s Singleton House, John Lautner’s Silvertop and Carling House, Harwell Hamilton Harris’s. English House, among so […]

Rediscovering Robert Finkelhor, Architect

Rediscovering Robert Finkelhor, Architect

Rediscovering Robert Finkelhor, Architect by Mark Morrison Current Photographs by Erik Grammer unless otherwise noted “At first glance, the stately Spanish Revival home on this winding West Hollywood road doesn’t look like much. The white stucco Mediterranean sits low on a hillside above Sunset Strip, half-hidden behind wrought-iron railing, its top floor and red-tile roof […]