This Post-and-Beam in Pasadena Offers Classic California Living For $1.9M

By Jenny Xie

Built in 1971, this well-maintained home features expansive windows, ample outdoor space, and tasteful updates suited for the modern lifestyle.
The San Gabriel Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop of rolling green peaks for this post-and-beam construction designed by architect Thomas A. Dismukes. The four-bedroom, two-bath residence offers a secluded refuge in the city of Pasadena, California, boasting both natural and city views. A hedged drive leads to a motor court and entrance, which spills into an open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen. All throughout, clerestory windows and floor-to-ceiling glass allow light to pour into the home and open up to the surrounding vistas. Promoting an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, a pool and garden area looks to the mountains to the north, while a generous southern deck stretches toward the city. The property has been thoughtfully restored and features a new kitchen by architect Barbara Bestor, a master wing with ensuite bathroom, and a guest wing with three bedrooms or offices.
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The Art & Design of the CalEdison Building

Completed in 1931 by Allison & Allison, the Edison Building was one of the first all-electrically heated and cooled buildings constructed in the western United States. Located on the corner of 5th Street and Grand Avenue in Downtown LA’s Financial District, the fourteen-story, steel-framed building follows a classically inspired Art Deco design and features art by Merrell Gage and Hugo Balin along with seventeen different types of marble. The lobby is now open to the public with fast wi-fi, which can be accessed for free for one hour, and common areas updated by Rios Clemente Hale Studios. Here’s a look inside.

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Picturesque Santa Monica Shingle style home asks $2.95M

By Elijah Chiland

Per the listing, his three-bedroom home in Santa Monica was designed by Edith Northman, who was among the first licensed female architects to set up shop in California.

Built in 1937, the exquisite Shingle style residence is perched above the street and provides terrific views across the city. The rambling 2,667-square foot home includes a dramatic great room with vaulted, beamed ceilings and wood-paneled walls. The dining room has a similar look, with a long panel of windows and a door leading to an outdoor deck.

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1979 SoCal modern home with vineyard asks $3M

By Loren Ro

Location: Camarillo, California

Price: $3,049,000

This modern home was custom-designed for the Daily family by award-winning architects Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman (aka Buff & Hensman) in 1979 and has been largely untouched since then.

Combining broad horizontal lines and square volumes, the 4,328-square-foot five-bedroom sits on over three acres in Camarillo, California, and includes a one-acre boutique vineyard producing Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay grapes.

The step-down great room is the focal point of the residence and boasts a double-height ceiling with expansive glazing and clerestory windows that usher in sunlight while creating a connection to the landscape. A towering fireplace anchors the living space, which is located on one end; a dining area is found on the other.

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