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Part of our journey involved saving a historic house in Los Angeles from the wrecking ball. We spent 3 years doing a museum quality restoration, doing most of the work ourselves. We successfully petitioned City Hall & won Landmark Designation for our home, protecting it for generations to come. Our house was designed by an amazing group of Architects & Designers led by A. Quincy Jones. You might notice some John Lautner & Frank Llyod Wright in the bones! The lead draftsmen, Jim Charlton, was one of Frank Llyod Wright's top apprentices & he work-studied for his education, helping out at the schools (Taliesin) & farms that supported them. He worked under Lautner, who was originally in charge of the design, but then moved over to Jones's team after a domestic entanglement between Lautner & his Boss's wife! Chartlon also studied under Lautner during the building of Frank Llyod Wright's Sturges house on our same mountain. Our home is part of a greater community called The Crestwood Hills. It was one of the 1st homes built by this design team. We live in a sad time for these beautiful homes. The property values in Los Angeles & confluence of uneducated or insensitive international buyers results in the destruction of our cultural heritage. We hope this video will help share our appreciation for American Modernist Architecture & perhaps convince more people to save these homes instead of building large soulless stucco boxes and imprisoning themselves from the indoor/outdoor California Lifestyle. Music By Sea & Cake Jacking The Ball 1993 Extra Special thanks to Kristine Smiley for filming this for us! Please subscribe to her amazing youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/kristinesmiley
Eichler-style meets accessibility in this 1950’s era home on top of Magnolia hill in Seattle. Everyone who visits this mid-century home comments about how it is “modern… but a kind of modern you can actually LIVE in.” Cheery and comfortable, this right-sized home with an expansive view is designed to be user-friendly for wheelchairs and sneakers alike. Carol Sundstrom, AIA, of Röm Architecture Studio and Karen Braitmayer, FAIA, worked together to transform Karen’s own home for her family while developing solutions to design challenges that they could also use on future residential projects. This project was awarded the 2011 AIA/HUD Secretary’s Alan J. Rothman Award in Housing Accessibility which recognizes the "importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.” Websites - http://www.braitmayer.com/ http://www.romarchitecture.com/ Cinematography by Chibi Moku - http://www.chibimoku.com Color Grading by Bryan Smaller
Here's the latest house flip from http://www.tomtarrant.com, a 1962 Drogin-built Mid-Century Modern renovation located in San Diego, CA. We maintained respect for the original architecture and design while bringing in modern materials to bring it into the 21st Century. You'll see replica period light fixtures such as the Sputnik chandelier and brushed aluminum hourglass wall sconces. We even replaced the mosaic bathroom tile with a modern glass mosaic in a retro pattern. In the kitchen we used modern flat panel cabinets in high gloss grey and light grey quartz countertops. The bathrooms got new versions of floating vanities and wall mount faucets to match the original design. The original tongue and groove Cedar ceilings were sandblasted and re-stained and we used Milgard aluminum dual paned windows and sliders throughout to give the original feel. A new 50-year roof, renewable bamboo floors and complete landscaping including driveway, modern fence and full view aluminum garage door completed the package for the new homeowner. This incredible Green Button Homes LLC Design/Build only took 11 weeks to complete. See more projects at http://www.tomtarrant.com. We Buy Houses in San Diego.
Private and gated, this contemporary Beverly Hills estate offers an incredible open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Sophisticated and custom materials are used throughout, including porcelain floors, Fleetwood pocket doors and technology by Control4. The family room opens to high-end chef's kitchen with Miele appliances. Featuring four bedrooms and five bathrooms, glass wine cellar and high ceilings throughout. The master suite with dual side fireplace opens to private patio with a stunning living wall with over 5,000 plants. The master bathroom features his/her vanities and a steam shower. The resort like backyard features a zero edge pool & jacuzzi. The outdoor cooking area has a full barbecue and sitting area. One of a kind home.
Edward H. Fickett, F. A. I. A. , 1956: This private mid-century post and beam modern located in the hills of Encino showcases the masterful work of the architect. Thoughtful design allows spaciousness; with a freestanding fireplace in the center of the home providing definition without confinement. Strategically placed fenestration offers seamless fluidity of environment permitting an infusion of natural light. This 4-bedroom / 4-bathroom atomic ranch flows within 2,720sf * and includes a large Master suite with fireplace and large walk-in. Beds 3 and 4 are separated by original accordion wall. Top-of-the-line upgrades include French white oak hardwood flooring, custom chef's kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and Caesarstone countertops, spa-like bathrooms, and freshly painted. The large private backyard with pool and spa provides privacy while enjoying the mature landscaping. Buyers looking for design and integrity will appreciate the pride of ownership displayed. | MLS 16-160888 | Presented by Modern Homes Los Angeles #01871422 | Mid-Century at a Classic Level