Real Estate Report: Incredible Mid-Century Renovation


A beautifully-detailed renovation by Shortridge Architects in Pacific Palisades, with a video of the house right after work was completed, plus pictures of how the current owners have comfortably settled in. Or see it for yourself— the house is open on Sunday October 16, 2011 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM.

The Basics: a 3-bed, 3.5-bath house on a heavily-wooded .25-acre in Pacific Palisades. Originally built in 1956, renovated, and now on the market for $3.695M.

Not So Basic: the classic Post-and-Beam Mid-Cenuty Modern was extensively renovated by Shortridge Architects. Here’s a Youtube video of the house— with a minimalist decor— shortly after completion. Today, the house has absorbed the current owner’s more eclectic collection of art and furniture by designers as diverse as Hans Wegner and Ole Wanscher and anonymous inlaid Levantine pieces.

Below, he entry courtyard is looking very 21st Century, with the garage flanked by two grand stairways, one up to the pool level (left) and the other in the two-story foyer with access from the garage:

Things start to heat up in the mid-century interior:

We’ll take the kitchen—

and the master bath, which opens to the lap pool:

The house is set in a grove of Live Oaks, visible though the big expanses of glass:

One of the best places we’ve seen on the market in the Los Angeles area, it’s not often we’ll say a house is worth $3.695M, but there, we’ve said it. More images at the realtor’s dedicated site for the property.

Listing: 16517 Las Casas Place, Pacific Palisades [Redfin]