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

Stunning, Early Ray Kappe With Incredible Views, $2.2M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 4245 Don Alanis Place, Los Angeles Asking: $2,200,000 What: The Waymire Residence, Ray Kappe’s first commission, built in 1958. It’s hard to underestimate Ray Kappe’s influence on modern residential design in Southern California. He’s produced over a hundred homes, and his own, built in 1968, has become an object of worship among architecture students…. Keep reading

Open House Obsession: Welcome Home To The Camellia Cottage, $4M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 1413 Wentworth Avenue, Oak Knoll, Pasadena When: Sunday, July 1 from 1:00pm-4:00pm Asking: $3,988,000 What: Camellia Cottage, a wonderful “cottage” to accommodate long-term guests, originally built as part of the legendary Huntington (currently the Huntington Langham) Hotel’s postwar expansion in the late 1940s, and now a 5-bed, 6-bath home with a swimming pool in the… Keep reading