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Italian Revival Residence in Pasadena

Italian Revival Residence in Pasadena On large flat rectangular lot on one of Pasadena’s most historically significant streets, this project involved both the loving historic restoration of a classic Italian Revival residence of approximately 4,500 square feet, simultaneously expanding the Read More…

Cape Cod Residence in Pasadena

Cape Cod Residence in Pasadena On a lushly landscaped and gently sloping lot in Pasadena’s Oak Knoll District, this new house of approximately 7,000 square feet gently cascades down its hill to open up to a large backyard for entertaining Read More…

Mid Century Modern Residence in Pasadena

Mid Century Modern Residence in Pasadena The house is on a very quiet cul de sac in an old Pasadena neighborhood. We made sure to design fewer interior walls and include large amounts of glass which was all articulated in Read More…

Renovations and Additions to a Historic Tudor Estate in Pasadena

Renovations and Additions to a Historic Tudor Estate in Pasadena In this classic 1920’s Tudor Style Estate in Pasadena, we refurbished much of the existing interior while also carefully adding on a large amount of additional space. Secretly hidden on Read More…

Georgian Residence in Los Angeles, CA

Georgian Residence in Los Angeles, CA This new Georgian house, Garage, and Pool Cabana  is approximately 7,000 sq ft and sits on a very gently sloping corner lot.  True to the Georgian style, the front of this brick walled and Read More…

French Revival Residence in Holmby Hills

French Revival Residence in Holmby Hills This house was originally built in 1937 on top of a large grassy knoll in Holmby Hills.  Although eclectic in style, this predominantly French Revival style house was typical for the area in that Read More…

Cape Cod Residence in San Marino

Cape Cod Residence in San Marino Inspired by the beautiful East Coast shingle style houses of historical architects such as McKim, Mead and White, and Peabody and Stearns, of the turn of the century, this approximately 7,000 square foot house Read More…

Modern Residence in San Marino

Modern Residence in San Marino On a small, flat, and very private corner lot in San Marino, this 3000 square-foot modern residence was inspired by the Los Angeles architecture of Rudolph Schindler of the 1920’s through 1950’s and also the Read More…

Modern Farmhouse in La Canada Flintridge

Modern Farmhouse in La Canada Flintridge In the hills of La Canada Flintridge, on a one acre narrow and slopping lot, this Modern Farmhouse Residence of approximately 10,000 square feet combines traditional forms and modern materials. The main residence, guest Read More…

Renovations and Additions to a Historic Paul Williams Estate of 1928

Paul Williams Estate Originally designed by Paul Williams, “Architect to the Stars”, in 1928, this historic grand residential estate rests on several rolling acres, with streams and fountains, of Pasadena hillside. The original 1920’s Spanish Colonial design ethic guided all Read More…

Renovations and Additions to a Historic Wallace Neff Residence of 1925

Renovations and Additions to a Historic Wallace Neff Residence of 1925 In our renovations and additions to this 1925 house and garage originally designed by architect Wallace Neff, our primary goal, as it is in all of our historic renovations, was Read More…

Modern Residence in La Canada Flintridge

Modern Residence in La Canada Flintridge On an unusually shaped lot with a small grove of Oak trees to avoid, this Modern house is comprised of several repetitive curved metal roof masses of varying heights aligned in an axial composition. Read More…

Transitional Residence in San Marino

Transitional Residence in San Marino On a large flat lot in San Marino amidst a magnificent Japanese garden, meticulously cared for for decades by the owner’s grandfather, this 6000 square-foot Modern Transitional house was inspired by the famous Midwest Prairie Read More…

Georgian Residence in Pasadena

Georgian Residence in Pasadena This Traditional Georgian style estate sits on a gently sloping hill side lot in Pasadena. Inspired by the historical homes of Boston, this house has a symmetrical façade and massing. It is clad in used brick Read More…

Mountain Estate in Aspen

Mountain Estate in Aspen On 165 acres of land 9,000 feet above sea level with lakes and a river, Mountain Lodges, Mining structures, and U.S. Forestry service buildings of the 1930’s and 1940’s all served as inspiration for this project. Read More…

Additions and Renovations to a Historical Stable in Pasadena

Additions and Renovations to a Historical Stable in Pasadena This former stable was originally built in 1930 as part of the Craven Estate in Pasadena. With the passage of decades, the original estate had been subdivided and this former stable Read More…

Shingle Style Barn and Poolhouse in Pasadena

Shingle Style Barn and Poolhouse in Pasadena This beautiful turn of the century Shingle Style Residence sits on a large gently sloping lot in Pasadena. Though filled with historical charm and details, the residence and property was in need of Read More…

Renovations and Additions to a 1940’s Mid Century Modern Residence in Pasadena

Renovations and Additions to a 1940’s Mid Century Modern Residence in Pasadena This project involved the restoration of an existing house by providing additions and interior renovations to this classic 1940’s Mid Century Modern home located in Pasadena, CA. The Read More…

Renovations and Additions to a Historic G. Lawrence Stimson Estate in Pasadena

Renovations and Additions to a Historic G. Lawrence Stimson Estate in Pasadena Originally built in 1917 by architect G. Lawrence Stimson who was also the architect of The Wrigley Mansion, which is now known as the Tournament House, we were Read More…

Modern Residence in Beverly Hills

Modern Residence in Beverly Hills On a small, steep Beverly Hills lot, this house has tremendous views of west Los Angeles, the Getty Center, and the Pacific Ocean. Making the most of available space, a Modern approach of minimalism and Read More…

Craftsman Residence in South Pasadena

Craftsman Residence in South Pasadena South Pasadena, CA This project involved a major expansion and transformation, in two phases over ten years, of a bland yet authentically 1907 one story stucco box of a house into a Craftsman residence worthy Read More…

Georgian Residence in Los Angeles

Georgian Residence in Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA This new Neo Classical Georgian Residence, designed for daily family life and regular formal entertaining, celebrates grand rooms and richly inspired historic detailing. The bold scale and character of the entry façade, double height Read More…

Residence in Hancock Park

Residence in Hancock Park Los Angeles, CA Located in the historic Windsor Square district of Los Angeles’ Hancock Park, this residence had not the street image or plan layout of its pedigreed neighbors. While classicizing the front façade, substantial space Read More…

Modern Estate in the Hollywood Hills

Modern Estate in the Hollywood Hills Hollywood, CA This Modern Estate rests on an acre of land in the Hollywood Hills. The large Main House, burrowed into the hillside to reduce its’ visible scale, is designed as several sleek concentric barrel Read More…

Neoclassical Residence in San Marino

Neoclassical Residence in San Marino San Marino, CA Originally a neutral, maze-like, two story Ranch house in San Marino, the additions and interior renovations designed provide a solid and subtle Neo-Classical look and plan, befitting of the neighborhood and giving Read More…

Renovations and Additions to a Historic Wallace Neff Residence of 1926

Renovations and Additions to a Historic Wallace Neff Residence of 1926 Pasadena, CA Originally designed by Wallace Neff in 1926, this project involved a major expansion, interior renovations, and a new outbuilding to this historic property. As with all of the Read More…

Modern Residence in the Hollywood Hills

Modern Residence in the Hollywood Hills Hollywood, CA Designed as four smaller buildings causally linked together in an arcing linear fashion, the unusual shape and plan of this Modern house was directly derived from the steep slope and unusual shape Read More…

California Bungalow

California Bungalow Burbank, CA California Bungalows prevailed throughout Los Angeles at the beginning of the century, as did the development of the entertainment industry. Directly adjacent to the historic Warner Brothers Studios, this flat suburban lot, with the barren Hollywood Read More…

Tuscan Residence in Newport Beach

Tuscan Residence in Newport Beach Inspired by Tuscan vernacular architecture, on a gentle hill with expansive ocean views of Newport Harbor, this residence was designed to best enjoy the pleasant coastal climate. Ocean side walls contain large glass doors which Read More…

Renovations and Additions to a Historic Reginald Johnson Residence of 1917

Renovations and Additions to a Historic Reginald Johnson Residence of 1917 San Marino, CA Originally designed by Reginald Johnson in 1917, this project involved expansions, interior renovations, and a new outbuilding to this historic property. As with all of the Read More…