Only in California do they build on essentially unbuildable land. But here you have it. A 1,300-square-foot-1962 home on stilts in Glendale. And yes, Glendale does get earthquakes. And there have been a few substantial ones since 1962.
The architect is Richard Banta (1925-2007), AIA, who was active in the mid-century design era, and is an alumnus of several prominent local architecture firms. The tour brochure mentions that the latest owner was attracted to the home because it was a rare near-to-original showpiece of the architect's work.
Here are the Instagram pictures first. I love iPhone photography because it forces you to really focus on a feature. Kind of artsy fartsy, as it were.
The view. No wonder they bought it.
Cool outdoor set. Knoll Petal Table.
I saw this Modfire outdoor fireplace at the Dwell on Design show a month ago.
|Dang, ghost in the window again.|
The living room has a very sixties shag. And a chartreuse chair (um of course I love it).
In the bedroom was an actual stereo playing actual records! Nice touch.
House was staged with period vignettes.
Very sixties flavor.
Cool Lucite coffee table.
And the circular pavers in front of the house were a pretty touch and unexpected with such a modern, angular home.
The home was feature in Curbed LA when it was first listed at $599K. Zillow indicates it sold in 2011 for $565K and it is a two bedroom and one bath house.
Here is the front and the top of the "H."
The patio awning wraps around. If that makes any sense. This is the other side of the "H."
Kitchen has been done in the standard stuff. Can I be a tiny bit critical? Thanks. I am getting sort of tired of this look. Counters are Blizzard White Caesarstone which is what we used in our bathroom. I see it so much in all the contemporary homes that I am kind of re-thinking my choices as I was going to use it in our kitchen as well.
Utterly groovy living room. Don't you think?
Yay for Eames. Luv the pairing of these two simple beauties.
Views from nearly every room in the house. You have to appreciate that. I would like to visit this home at night. I bet it feels very Mad Men.
Simple bathroom remodel.
Plain bedroom. Louver windows are so typical in Southern California. They are utterly ridiculous as they let both cold air and hot air in. Take your pick. But very vintage and authentic.