David Studds’ meticulous reshaping of the home and yard has yielded a sunlit, user-friendly dwelling that lives much grander than its approximately 2,400 square feet offered by Sharon Umansky Benton of the Agency.
South Bay Digs was granted an exclusive interview with Kappe in 2015, who shared his thoughts on everything from environmentally friendly design to the unique challenges Southern California’s urban landscape poses to architects today.
While this house was built in 2007, its architecture and interior design clearly references Californian Modernism. It’s one of the reasons why Ron Radziner loves it so much.
In January 1945, Los Angeles publication Arts + Architecture announced the Case Study House program, with the goal to create and promote cutting-edge—and accessible—home design models in anticipation of returning American G.I.s, and with them, the need for good residential housing that could be produced on a mass scale.
Set on 24 acres at 24108 Pacific Coast Highway in the heart of Malibu the community is set for completion in mid-2020.
The creative streak that feeds Gerard Bisignano’s real estate acumen can be traced to a pivotal moment in his early teen years. “My dad was a war correspondent in Vietnam,” says the Palos Verdes native.
VS is to German design what architect Richard J. Neutra is to L.A.—fundamental to its identity. Ours is a city of Neutra’s elegant, clear-eyed modernism; those enormous glass walls, that startling seamlessness between indoor and outdoor space.
The Caverhill Residence, which is nestled meticulously atop a tree-flanked ridge, the highest one, on a private drive just above Trousdale Estates is a bona fide sculpture in space designed by famed architect Zoltan Pali.
Master architect Richard Neutra, a founding father of the modern architectural movement. Richard Neutra was born in Vienna in 1892, he would become a son of Los Angeles, articulating through his designs a blueprint that would serve as the thematic springboard for many who followed.
Through all its incarnations, Hollyhock House remains quintessential to Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural legacy in LA, and to the city itself. Put another way, Herr says, it “fits comfortably within its era and the urban fabric of a city that is as real as it is ephemeral.”