Silver Lake, 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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Staples Center Architect Lists Calabasas Home For $2.5M

By Subrina Hudson

The Calabasas home of Staples Center architect Dan Meis is far removed from the sports and entertainment stadiums he is known to design. But the architect is looking for a new venue.

Meis recently listed the warm, 2,986-square-foot home on Cold Canyon Road with an asking price $2.5 million, Curbed reported.

Located in the Monte Nido neighborhood, the post and beam home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two indoor fireplaces, an outdoor deck and an art studio with its own entrance. Permits have already been secured for a hillside swimming pool and guest house on the property, according to the listing.

Meis purchased the home in 2015 for $1.9 million, property records show. He renovated the property extensively but preserved the original design by architect Douglas Rucker.

Meis, the founder of Meis architects, led the design of stadiums including Seattle’s Safeco Field, Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium and Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.

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This $5.5M Home In Southern California Fits The Bill

By Jenny Xie

Families seeking seclusion in the city and ample space to grow and entertain will appreciate this five-bedroom, six-bath home in the Langham neighborhood of Pasadena, California.

With clean, contemporary lines, a neutral color palette, and 12-foot-high ceilings, the residence promotes a sense of calm while flexibly accommodating different lifestyles. Shared areas open onto a spacious backyard patio and pool, creating a seamless stage for entertaining both indoors and outdoors. The pool house, currently used as a gym, can be easily converted into guest quarters, and the attic spaces above two of the bedrooms have potential to become kid-friendly rumpus rooms. As the current homeowner John Van Scoter describes, “It’s not just a traditional house. There are creative portions of the floor plan that could be used for a variety of things.”

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A Dallas transplant who moved to California to head a solar company, Van Scoter names the home’s efficient and smart features as among his favorites. Three sets of panels maximize the solar potential of the property, providing electricity, supplementing the hot water supply, and powering radiant heat from the floor. The house also benefits from a premium reverse osmosis water filtration system throughout that is “better than bottled water by far.” With electric venting skylights installed in all the bedrooms and bathrooms—plus a living area that flows outdoors—the house offers bright, airy, Californian living on a private lot.

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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