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 […]

Harwell Hamilton Harris – Mary and Lee Blair House

Harwell Hamilton Harris – Mary and Lee Blair House

Harwell Hamilton Harris, FAIA Mary and Lee Blair House, 1939 by Alan Hess Current Photographs by Cameron Carothers unless otherwise noted The ultimate emblem of America’s mid-twentieth century love affair with modernism may not be the iconic 1949 Eames fiberglass chair or the indoor-outdoor Eichler tract houses of the early 1950s. It was arguably Walt […]

A. Quincy Jones House #1

A. Quincy Jones House #1

Jones House #1 Designed by A. Quincy Jones and Ruth Schneider by Cory Buckner Current Photographs by Cameron Carothers unless otherwise noted In 1936, A. Quincy Jones relocated from Seattle to Los Angeles with his girlfriend and fellow student Ruth Schneider, seeking out the mecca of experimental modern architecture. At the University of Washington, Jones […]

The Youngstrom House, Bruce Goff

The Youngstrom House, Bruce Goff

The Modern House – Conell’s White House   By Stacy Downs Photography by Bob Greenspan The international legacy of Bruce Goff continues to grow. Along with Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry, Goff in recent years has become considered one of the few American “starchitects.” Buildings designed by Goff (1904-1982) remain ahead of their time. […]

Connell’s White House

Connell’s White House

The Modern House – Conell’s White House   By Albert Hill When it was constructed – now over 80 years ago – the house that Amyas Connell (1901-80) designed for Sir Arthur Lowes Dickinson in the sedate surroundings of the Surrey countryside caused tremendous shockwaves. Still today, seeing if for the first time as you […]

The Revitalized Walker Building in Long Beach

The Revitalized Walker Building in Long Beach

History is Alive at Long Beach’s Revitalized Walker Building   By Ted Wells How do we increase density in cities without losing human scale? This is a challenge and, for urban areas throughout the country, the architecture and adaptive reuse of structures is never an easy path. As the demographic for urban growth changes, and […]

John Kewell’s Schipper Residence

John Kewell’s Schipper Residence

John Kewell’s Schipper Residence By Pierluigi Serraino Architecture comes with a history of its use. This is especially so for a dwelling, where the events, personalities, and choices of its occupants are encrypted in its walls, cumulative scrolls of life unfolding within them. The Schipper Residence is nowhere to be found in history books, but […]