Open House Obsession: More Knotty Pine Than You Can Shake A Stick At, $1.4M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 350 San Miguel Road, San Rafael Hills/Pasadena When: Sunday, April 8 2:00pm-5:00pm, Saturday/Sunday April 14/15 2:00pm-5:00pm Asking: $1,398,000 What: A spacious 3-bed, 2-bath classic ranch, built in 1949– the early years of the post-WWII war building boom, when high-quality lumber was plentiful and relatively inexpensive. To read the full article visit their website here. 

Handsome Modern Compound in Pasadena, $5M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 835 Linda Vista Avenue, Pasadena Asking: $5,000,000 What: A 4-bed, 6-bath compound on a deep lot near the Rose Bowl where architect Rodney Ross reinvented a 1957 vintage ranch by Kemper Nomland as pool/guest house– and built a radically new but respectful structure just beyond. To read the full article visit their website here. 

Palm Springs’ Glorious 1955 Koerner House, $3.35M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 1275 South Calle de Maria, Palm Springs Asking: $3,350,000 What: Simply put, one of architect E. Stewart Williams loveliest houses. In outstanding condition and set in its original Garrett Ecko-designed gardens on almost an acre, this 4-bed, 4-bath home was built in 1955 and like all of Williams’ projects, would set a standard… Keep reading

Family-Friendly Modernism In Rustic Canyon, $4.5M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 731 Greentree Road, Pacific Palisades Asking: $4,500,000 What: A 1949 gem by early Modernist architect Kenneth Lind in Rustic Canyon, originally dubbed The Platform House, now a 3-bed, 4-bath home reinvented by the LA/Montecito firm of Shubin Donaldson. Set on stilts to capture the view, the ground level was filled in with family-friendly entertaining spaces… Keep reading

In Palm Desert, The Perfect Setting For A Mid-Century Collection, $1.5M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 74855 Fairway Drive, Palm Desert Asking: $1,495,000 What: A sophisticated, 4-bed, 4-bath Mid-Century classic by the prolific firm of Patten + Wild, recently renovated, and a perfect, gallery-like setting for a collection of period furniture. Out front, there’s a typical but sophisticated desert profile and walls of breeze block, but with hints of the… Keep reading

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