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

The Smith House, $3M

Where: 1095 North Kenter Avenue, Los Angeles Asking: $3,000,000 What: A sublime pavilion in steel and stucco, Craig Ellwood’s Smith House is arguably one of the most important Modernist properties on the market, with a low-slung composition that gives little away, becoming a T-shaped structure cantilevered into the canyon. Under the guidance of Ellwood’s former associate, architect Jim… Keep reading

Classic California Ranch, Perfectly Updated, $2.3M

By Philip Ferrato  Where: 3553 Crownridge Drive, Sherman Oaks Asking: $2,284,000 Status: Pending/Seeking Backup Offers What: Thanks to a seamless 2015 renovation by Demetra Design, this classic California Ranch has an open, welcome feel and could be an ideal setting for a Mid-Century collection of furniture and objects. Plus most of your friends. The street front may be closed-off and… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: Living The Old School Life In Pasadena, $3.6M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 601 S. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena When: Saturday and Sunday May 12 and 13 from 2:00pm-5:00pm both days Asking: $3,599,000 What: A grand 7-bed, 6-bath mansion in one of Pasadena’s grandest neighborhoods, dubbed “The Mrs. Harriet Gray Estate” after its original owner, the wealthy Los Angeles widow who built it in 1924 soon after her… Keep reading

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