High Above The Ocean, A Mid-Century GemAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 561 Paseo Miramar, Pacific Palisades
What: Designed by architect E. Ray Schlick (1926-2010) in 1966, this handsome, multi-level, 3-bed, 4-bath has been sensitively and seamlessly remodeled, a California classic with walls of glass to bring in the views.
Schlick was a prolific architect, designing hundreds of homes and commercial structures around Los Angeles; his training at UC Berkeley in the ‘50s under William Wurster and Joe Esherick is clearly evident in his work. Below, the walled motor court gives little hint of what’s beyond.
What We Love: It’s a classic Post+Beam but with a strong graphic edge, framing the views.
High ceilings and beautifully scaled rooms:
The kitchen and bath updates are completely sympathetic to the home’s pedigree, with the kitchen cabinets coming from Valcucine (owned by the innovative Italian manufacturer Driade) a premium brand that’s both expensive and rarely seen here.
More: In addition the main level with the master suite and a second bedroom, there’s a completely independent living unit on the lower level, plus the property comes with Schlick’s original plans for a second story addition. Go to the listing for additional images and information. Represented by Hugh Evans III of Partners Trust.