Rare Unit in Gregory Ain’s Avenel Cooperative Housing Up for Grabs in Silver Lake

By Wendy Bowman Way back in the 1940s, a group of like-minded families pooled their resources, purchased a hillside parcel of land in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake, and set out to create a network of 10 modestly sized apartments centered around indoor-outdoor living. Funded by the Federal Housing Administration and designed by… Keep reading

Home of the Week: A Beautiful 1950s Craftsman-style Home Located on New York Drive, Altadena

Gated and screened by large greenery, gracefully setback on the expansive 16,000+ sqft landscaped lawn- one captures arresting views of the San Gabriel mountains upon approaching this 1950s Craftsman-style home. Long drive and porte-cochere provide ample off-street parking as guests arrive to a slate-covered sitting porch and dramatic open living room with 12-foot ceilings, fireplace,… Keep reading

Painstakingly Restored Greene & Greene House in Pasadena at a Fairly Reasonable Ask

By Laura Euler Pasadena is well known among architecture aficionados for its astonishing Arts & Crafts-style houses, the most famous being the Gamble House, designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene, who designed a number of California-style Arts & Crafts houses in the area. This one, which has been through hell and back and is known… Keep reading

Greene and Greene’s Bolton House in Pasadena seeks $5 million

By Sandra Barrera Before the Gamble House or the Blacker House, sibling architects Charles and Henry Greene completed this early Craftsman in Pasadena for a prominent physician. The Dr. W.T. Bolton House is up for sale at nearly $5 million. Within 7,100 square feet of this property added to the National Register of Historic Places… Keep reading

Pierre Koenig’s Wilheim House in Los Angeles

The T-shaped residence combines Koenig’s trademark steel-and-glass construction with warm wooden accents, which were unexpected for the Case Study architect at the time. Call this a case study in warm, wood-ensconced modernism from an architect known for working with steel or perhaps an example of relatively modest postwar housing from a man whose work has… Keep reading