Staples Center architect seeks a buyer for leafy post-and-beam in Calabasas

By Neal J. Leitereg

Architect Dan Meis, known for designing modern stadiums and sports arenas around the world, has put his own home court in unincorporated Calabasas up for sale at $2.25 million.

Sitting among oaks and mature trees in Monte Nido, the post-and-beam was renovated by Meis, who incorporated a mix of new materials while preserving the home’s original vibe. The 1970s house was originally designed by Malibu-based architect Douglas Rucker.

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In Silver Lake, rent a landmark guesthouse designed by Schindler for $3,450/month

By Bianca Barragan

On a sloping lot off Glendale Boulevard, this 1935 guest house designed by noted Modernist Rudolph Schindler is a compact example of early modern architecture in Silver Lake. That’s according to an application filed for the property’s Historic-Cultural Landmark status, which it won in 2012.

With one bedroom and one bathroom spread out across 700 square feet, the compact dwelling, called the McAlmon guesthouse, has large, well-placed windows, a full kitchen, and a small, original brick fireplace. It has undergone “a respectful renovation by the current owner includes a complete historic recreation of its bathroom,” the listing copy says.

It has its own terrace and outdoor space, as well as a one-car garage and a driveway.

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Here’s a Look at Sierra Madre’s 120-Year-Old Wisteria Vine

The world’s largest blossoming plant was on display for nearly 10,000 visitors at yesterday’s annual Wisteria Festival in Sierra Madre. Nicknamed “Lavender Lady,” the wisteria vine weighed around 250 tons when it entered the Guinness World Records in 1990. The vine started in 1894 and sits in the backyard of homeowner Nell Solt. Every year, the Solt’s open up their backyard to the public for the downtown arts and crafts festival.

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Deasy/Penner Welcomes Matthew Berkley

A resident of Southern California for most of his life, Matt Berkley is a REALTOR® who makes representing historic and architecturally significant properties his primary focus. Since obtaining his real estate license in 2001, he, along with his previous firm, have represented works by architects such as Charles and Henry Greene, Wallace Neff, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, and Frank Gehry. Matt understands the complexity of selling historic and architectural homes. He is an expert in strategic marketing to global audiences who appreciate fine design. His firm’s strong commitment to print media and long-standing relationships with countless online media sources throughout the world allow his clients to receive global exposure in the marketing of their properties.

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