In Pacific Palisades, Taking the Mid-Century Ranch a Step Further, $2.9M


Where: 545 Catalonia Avenue, Pacific Palisades
Asking: $2,895,000
What: A classic board-and-batten ranch home, one of hundreds of Mid-Century dwellings covering the slopes of Pacific Palisades, this 4-bed, 5-bath home was completely remade by architect David Kellen, leaving the best of the original visibly intact. Below, a new stucco-sheathed tower rises on one side, elevating the master suite and capturing views down the coast.

Kellen, a student of Frank Israel and a former colleague of Frank Gehry, shows their influences in details of exposed structure and tilted perspectives, but the deep, rich color story is all his own. Below, apertures and sliced partitions join the original main living/dining space to the newer elements.

What We Love: The use of simple, almost pedestrian materials that get a fresh look from the architect,
like the outscaled walls of glass louvers facing the pool, below.

More: Check out the listing for additional images and details.