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On the Work of Ladd & Kelsey, Architects

On the Work of Ladd & Kelsey, Architects

On the Work of Ladd & Kelsey, Architects by Pierluigi Serraino (Editor’s Note: see our current Ladd & Kelsey listing – The Von Hagen Residence.) Midcentury modern in California came to age due to the phenomenal plethora of talented architects. Of that in- spired group, the Pasadena-based partnership of Thornton Ladd (1924-2010) and John Kelsey […]

‘The House in the Garden’ and the Lauck House

‘The House in the Garden’ and the Lauck House

‘The House in the Garden’ and the Lauck House, 1950 The Post World War II American suburb and the Museum of Modern Art, New York The decade following World War II witnessed an explosion of new housing in the United States. The American suburb was being reimagined and extensively built for the commuter family. Mass-produced […]

Greene & Greene: Architects Adaptation and Perseverence

Greene & Greene: Architects Adaptation and Perseverence

Greene & Greene, Architects Adaptation and Perseverence The Bolton/Culbertson House by Mimi Zeiger The Bolton/Culbertson House in Pasadena wears its more than 100-year history well. Located on West Del Mar Boulevard, just off Millionaires Row, the stately Craftsman bungalow seems to defy time. A herringbone brick path cuts through a trim lawn to a welcoming […]

The Kambara House In Neutra’s Silver Lake Colony

The Kambara House In Neutra’s Silver Lake Colony

The Kambara House In Neutra’s Silver Lake Colony by Barbara Lamprecht Photos (2014) by Cameron Carothers It is rare to find a house designed by Richard Neutra (1892 – 1970) in absolutely original condition. Still rarer to find it beautifully maintained. Rarest of all to learn that it is a member of Neutra’s fabled “Silverlake […]

Soaring Space: John Lautner’s Silvertop

Soaring Space: John Lautner’s Silvertop

Soaring Space: John Lautner’s Silvertop by Frank Escher Photos by Cameron Carothers In a booklet that client Kenneth Reiner and architect John Lautner published for tours conducted at an un-finished Silvertop in early 1960 (to raise funds for another collaboration of theirs, the Midtown School), one finds, among pages describing in great detail the many […]

Classic California Courtyard Hacienda

Classic California Courtyard Hacienda

Classic California Courtyard Hacienda Ojai, California by Jocelyn Gibbs Many houses evoke personal memories for current or former inhabitants. Some great houses, if they are recognized and preserved, become part of our collective memory for cultural and historical reasons. The William Ford house in Ojai, California, designed by Paul Revere Williams in 1929, is remarkable […]

The New California House

The New California House

The “New California House” by Nicholas Olsberg American architects in the first years of the Twentieth Century were in desperate search for an end to what Joy Wheeler Dow called “the reign of terror” wrought by the grandiose, over-wrought and bombastic taste in building of the Gilded Age, with its deference to the chateaux and […]


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