Open House Obsession: 1969 Post+Beam By Surf Legend Matt Kivlin, $3.5M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 2000 Westridge Road, Brentwood When: Sunday, June 19 from 2:00pm–5:00 Asking: $3,495,000 What: A 4-bed, 4-bath Post+Beam designed by architect/developer Matt Kivlin, cantilevered over a canyon with views over Brentwood to Downtown. After experiencing the joys of surfing on a visit to Hawaii in 1940, Kivlin (1929-2014) would become renowned for engineering and developing the… Keep reading

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