Luxe And Luminous In Oak Knoll, $6.5M

By Philip Ferrato With almost 6000-square-feet, this 5-bed, 6-bath home (plus a pool and poolhouse) in Pasadena’s Oak Knoll could be described as a party giver’s paradise. Massed in a trio of connected stucco pavilions, the steeply pitched whitewashed spaces are softly illuminated by skylights, ready to be filled with friends. And uniquely, the superb… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: Franklin Hills Mid-Century, $1.8M

By Philip Ferrato Built in 1965, now sensitively and recently renovated, this 4-bed, 3-bath home by architect Dick E. Lowry is a classic. Originally from Canada, Lowry worked primarily around Los Feliz and Silver Lake, and his homes are contributory structures in the area’s Modernist history. Located at 3733 Clayton Avenue, there are open houses… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: Mid-Century Gem In Encino, $1.8M

By Philip Ferrato Built in 1959, this elegantly low white stucco home is the work of Cliff Burlew, a Valley architect about whom little is known, and according to a vague obituary, he also worked in film set design. Commissioned by one J. Reed Gattman, the house presents two very different faces– walled, austere, and… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: A Knockout Mid-Century in Studio City, $2.25M

By Philip Ferrato With an exceptional, period-appropriate renovation by interior designer Daniel Krog and his husband, television producer and executive Adam Bonnett, this c.1951 home– originally by the architect Henry C. Burge– is asking $2,250,000. 3748 Eureka Drive will be open today, Friday, April 26, and Sunday, April 28, and again on Sunday, May 5…. Keep reading

Open House Obsession: 1969 Post+Beam By Surf Legend Matt Kivlin, $3.5M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 2000 Westridge Road, Brentwood When: Sunday, June 19 from 2:00pm–5:00 Asking: $3,495,000 What: A 4-bed, 4-bath Post+Beam designed by architect/developer Matt Kivlin, cantilevered over a canyon with views over Brentwood to Downtown. After experiencing the joys of surfing on a visit to Hawaii in 1940, Kivlin (1929-2014) would become renowned for engineering and developing the… Keep reading

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