Westside DIGS | Digital Edition Online

April 29, 2016

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ELMER GREY, F.A.I.A. THE CLIFFORD BARNES ESTATE, 1912 – Pasadena Oak Ridge, also known as the Clifford Barnes Estate, was designed in 1912 by Elmer Grey, F.A.I.A. This park-like private 1.6 acre estate property showcases Grey's talent as an exceptional architect of the first quarter of the twentieth century. Oak Ridge is located in Pasadena's edenic San Rafael Hills, and is sited at the end of a gated long private drive. H ere, Grey brings an open breezy modernity to the plan, masterfully combining Eastern Shingle Style and Craftsman elements suitable for a grand two story family residence set within a California garden. As Pasadena's Victorian-era landscape transitioned into a new, modern world, Grey's application of low-pitched, gabled roof and dormers, heavy use of wood rafters, wood-shake siding, and pebble dash stucco exteriors provide a perfect counterpoint against the architectural formality of the late-nineteenth century. Generous common rooms open to multiple outdoor loggias which meld seamlessly with the garden. The residence displays fine fixtures, Grueby tile fireplaces, and fine woodworking throughout, and includes: 6 BRs, 5 BAs, eat-in kitchen, detached artist's studio, 3 car garage, finished basement/entertainment room, wine room, and a long lap pool. Recently approved Mills Act Contract affords significant tax savings. architectureforsale.com $5,499,000 / Crosby Doe & Matthew Berkley ROBERT FINKELHOR, ARCHITECT RUSSELL JOHNSON, ARCHITECT SYCAMORE HOUSE + SEPARATE GUEST HOUSE – San Gabriel Mountains Set creekside on almost 13 wooded acres in the Angeles National Forest, yet only 45 minutes from Hollywood, the Sycamore House is a close-in retreat from the city. Designed by Los Angeles architect Russell Johnson to be sustainable and be part of nature. An open plan and a wall of glass allow the outdoors to become part of the living space. The house is built of Rasta, an insulating concrete with recycled Styrofoam and steel, and was designed to supersede building code require- ments for seismic safety. The building system also provides the benefits of low maintenance, energy conservation and a long life span. The house has 2 BRs, 2 BAs and a large outdoor deck with spa. Also on the property is a guesthouse, with 3 BRs, 2 BAs & a 2-car garage. The guesthouse was renovated in 2004. The property includes three lots, APNs 2581-009-014, 015 and 016. There are 2 homes on the lots. The main house has 1,852 square feet with 2 BRs & 2 baths. The guesthouse has 2,097 sq. ft. w/ 3 BRs & 3 BAs. The guest house is currently rented for $2,600 per month. architectureforsale.com Stephen Skuris & Crosby Doe / $1,350,000 THE SCHIPPER RESIDENCE, 1952 – Westwood Gold Medal winner John Kewell, A.I.A. likely met Merle Schipper, who was an art critic, writer, and curator, through their mutual academic associations. Although Kewell is best known for his larger projects such as a masterplan for Cal Tech, his design for Merle's hillside site in Westwood, which is easy walking distance from U.C.L.A., is a classic of the period. Merle did much of her work at home so a plan was developed to accom- modate living and working. Privacy, space and light are the hallmarks of this post-war open plan residence for art, work and entertaining. Careful updating and revisions by architects Jared Levy and Jeff Allsbrook, A.I.A. add high quality 21st century amenities to a timeless mid-century lifestyle. Residence includes: 3 bedrooms, studio, 4 baths, lower level guest/maid's room, bath with a separate entry, and detached two car garage. architectureforsale.com Crosby Doe JOHN KEWELL, A.I.A. G.W. PRICE RESIDENCE, 1926 – Los Angeles / Above the Sunset Strip Impeccably restored Spanish Revival Estate sited in the hills just above the Sunset Strip affords panoramic city views from Griffith Observatory to downtown a & to the ocean. Built in 1926 & designed by architect Robert Finkelhor, who designed houses for Bob Hope, Harpo Marx & Barbara Stanwyck, among other celebrities. This estate combines period architectural details with modern day amenities a & infrastructure. It features a two-story turret entry, period wrought-iron work, dramatic light-fixtures & stained glass. The spacious step down living room features high ceilings, the original tile fireplace, arched windows, and & french doors. The master, with a step down sitting room/office, includes a marble master bath with steam shower and spa tub. There are 3 additional bedrooms & baths,including a guest suite w/bath, a pool room w/bath a & kitchen, a gym, an art & music room, & a zen-meditation garden. Original hardwood floors a & doors with carved molding accentuate the house. Enjoy entertaining from the upper a & lower terraces, from the salt water pool & spa, as well as from the sprawling aromatic terraced gardens. 8440haroldway.com $5,950,000 / Henry Blackham 626-825-2919 SALE PENDING

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