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Traditional Georgian Style Estate By James V. Coane And Associates Architects And Interior Designers

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 with precast concrete coins, Read More…

A Modern Residential Architecture In Beverly Hills By Architect James V. Coane And Associates

On a small and steeply sloping lot in Beverly Hills, this three story house cascades down the hillside and focus’ on the incredible views of Beverly Hills, Century City, the Getty Center, Santa Monica, and the ocean beyond.   As Read More…

Mid Century Modern Architecture in Pasadena by residential architect James V. Coane & Associates

The house is on a very quiet cul de sac in an old Pasadena neighborhood. When I first met the clients on site to discuss the design of their home, their description of what they wanted to me was very 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Weekend Beach House in Montecito

Weekend Beach House in Montecito Montecito, CA For clients we have designed numerous projects with, the opportunity arose to acquire beachfront property mere steps away from the hotel they first honeymooned at decades earlier. The property was once the hotel’s 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 Sylvanus Marston Residence of 1928

Renovations and Additions to a Historic Sylvanus Marston Residence of 1928 Pasadena, CA Originally designed by Sylvanus Marston in 1928, this project involved a major expansion, and interior renovations to a historic house. As with all of the historic properties Read More…

Hacienda in San Marino

Spanish Hacienda in San Marino The courtyard design of this substantially re-built Hacienda invigorates actively livable space in the yard as well as easy flow to the interior. Casual forms and detailing of arches, vaults, and corbels create the relaxing Read More…

English Arts and Crafts Residence

English Arts and Crafts Residence On a beautiful tree lined street with a south facing slope, this picturesque Arts and Crafts residence was designed for a young family starting out, where a 1950’s anonymous tract house once stood. A steeply 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…