Today’s Installment of ESTATE ENVY comes from Los Angeles – where its a heck of a lot warmer and my options for what to do tonight are exponentially more exciting than what my night will be in reality!! Plus they have Pinkberry there, and for some reason I’m craving it. So, maybe it’s just a momentary envy.
This Mid-Century Post & Beam home is in the Mt. Washington area of LA – and I’m dying to peak around the corner and see what the view is like.
Images courtesy of The Value of Architecture
Nestled in the hills of Mt. Washington, hidden behind a verdant hedgerow, this art directorâ€™s private compound is a retreat from all things urban. Here the architects have transformed an otherwise humble 1930â€™s bungalow in the signature style of their late 1950â€™s and early 1960â€™s work. Slender wood posts support soaring beams, creating dramatic open spaces with minimally detailed plate glass windows all around. The consistent structural module, polished concrete floors, tongue-and-groove ceilings, board-and-batten siding and clerestory windows define the Modern aesthetic, while a pair of ultra-mod red entry doors point to the hipness of the era. 2 BR, 1 BA, 1,600 SF
Photography: Brian Thomas Jones
Brian Linder, AIA
Deasy Penner & Linder
The Value Of Architecture