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215 La Vereda Road

Kubly House - Craig Ellwood, Architect - 1965

Freshly Restored - Kubly House - Craig Ellwood, Architect - 1965 ---- Working with the mantra ''Do No Harm'' the current owners hired Carl Bronson, of Bronstruction, to bring this Kubly House into the current decade. Failing major systems were updated to current standards and a partition wall was removed to create a spacious primary suite. Corrective surface work throughout the house followed the sensibilities and colorways of the original scheme. The result is a timeless and ultimately livable piece of art sheltered by ancient oaks and mature plantings. The gently sloped lot, with its irregular shape would easily support the addition of truly private ADU, workshop or studio. ---- The Provenance of Kubly House: Art Center College of Design was at the center of Don and Sally Kubly's universe; both as alumni, and later when Don became the second president of the institution. At the time, the couple was deeply embedded in the creative fiber of mid-century modern Los Angeles. Attracted to the iconoclastic personality of Craig Ellwood, and cutting-edge work of his firm, the Kublys selected Ellwood to design a modern residence to house their growing family.Working in wood and glass, Ellwood rendered a transparent horizontal box and elevated it like a pavilion amidst the massive gum and oak trees shading the site. The resulting post and beam structure proved fitting for the Pasadena neighborhood where his contemporaries, several of them also Case Study architects, practiced their craft.The Kublys, satisfied in their working relationship with Ellwood, were instrumental in hiring him to design Art Center's hillside campus when the college relocated to Pasadena.

An engineered box with the delicacy to interface with nature. The residence is 2,156 square feet with a .61 acre lot, and includes 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a sparkling swimming pool.

List Price $4,250,000

Listing is courtesy of Crosby Doe & John Matthes

The Garduno-Heiser House, 1960.

A testament to ingenuity and engineering: The Garduno-Heiser House, 1960. Raul F. Garduno, Architect, with Peter Heiser and Paul Judson. Garduno and Heiser were classmates at the storied USC School of Architecture in the late 50's, a program that generated prodigious mid-century talents including William Krisel, Pierre Koenig and countless others. Together, the two college undergrads embraced the formidable challenge of designing this, the first of two side-by-side steel frame houses, with construction requiring minimum grading on a steep, and supposedly unbuildable Silver Lake hillside. Long on youthful temerity but short on funds, the pair realized their dream with Heiser, originally a successful child actor, selling his 1950's Corvette to raise capital for construction. Influenced by the sports car's pioneering use of lightweight fiberglass panels, Garduno and Heiser in turn utilized the material in the design of the original sinks and tubs throughout the residence. Featured in 1961 issues of Arts & Architecture magazine and LA Times "Home," the steel frame house is cantilevered over the site, making it appear suspended in the air. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer widescreen views stretching from Hollywood to La Crescenta, including vistas of local landmarks Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign. Approximately 500 square feet of deck surrounds the living room offering a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In 2015, the current owners began a comprehensive and faithful restoration in consultation with Peter Heiser and the Garduno family. The renovated residence features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, dining room that doubles as a family room, Malm living room fireplace, and sunken tub in the primary bath that overlooks the private interior atrium. Both bedrooms feature large windows, placed for natural light and sight lines that extend to Griffith Park, while renovation of the secondary bath pays homage to the beautiful tiled mosaics at LAX, 1961 design by Charles D. Kratka. Period details include partially suspended walnut kitchen cabinetry, George Nelson modular shelving system in the family / dining room, home office nook, original Gladding McBean tile as well as art by celebrated mid-20th century ceramist David Gil. The detached carport is situated at the base of the dramatic steps, presenting a corridor up to Garduno and Heiser's lasting achievement.

List Price $2,350,000.00

Two Bedrooms Two Bathrooms | 1395 Sqft 

Listed by Crosby Doe

Presenting the Jacobs Residence
an exquisite mid-century modern home envisioned by the renowned architect Otto J. Korver A.I.A.

This iconic property, now available for only the third time, is nestled in a sought-after enclave of architectural homes on a tranquil Silver Lake hillside. Experience breathtaking views of the city and mountains through the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, capturing the timeless allure of this beautiful vintage modern home. This distinctive residence is divided into two levels, with one bedroom and two bathrooms located upstairs, and a second bedroom and bathroom downstairs, featuring a private deck and a separate entrance. The second room downstairs houses a custom-built recording studio by Western Acoustic, meticulously designed for both sonic accuracy and aesthetic cohesion. Drawing inspiration from 1960s-era studio treatment techniques, the studio incorporates top-quality modern materials and upgrades, such as dedicated mini-split HVAC and custom soundproof windows and sliding doors, all while preserving the architectural integrity of the home. The living room seamlessly connects to a den, offering the potential for conversion into an additional bedroom, while all rooms effortlessly blend with the outdoors. Original tile, wood paneling, and a stone fireplace add to the home's classic appeal. A private patio off the kitchen and dining area completes the ideal layout for modern living. The property also includes a 4-person barrel sauna crafted from red cedar by Salus Saunas, pre-wired and equipped with a 6kW heater and versatile stones for both dry and wet sauna experiences. Enjoy the convenience of living close to the best of Silver Lake, including the reservoir and Sunset Junction, shops and restaurants. This rare opportunity presents itself as a neighborhood treasure, offering an exceptional lifestyle in a highly sought-after location. Contact us today to schedule a showing and seize this exceptional opportunity to live in a home of architectural significance.​​​​​​​

List Price $2.350,000.00

Two Bed | Three Baths | 1737 Sqft

Listed by Sonya Chun

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