Family-Friendly Modernism In Rustic Canyon, $4.5MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 731 Greentree Road, Pacific Palisades
What: A 1949 gem by early Modernist architect Kenneth Lind in Rustic Canyon, originally dubbed The Platform House, now a 3-bed, 4-bath home reinvented by the LA/Montecito firm of Shubin Donaldson. Set on stilts to capture the view, the ground level was filled in with family-friendly entertaining spaces while the second, original level was renovated into bedrooms and an open lounge/office area around the stairwell. Below, an original rendering of the house from the blog MidCentury Architecture.
The ground floor is now an open, flowing space with a central kitchen and a media room.
What We Love: The 1949 original may have been a lovely, formal pavilion set above the landscape, but sensitive renovation made what was potentially a teardown into a new home, accessible to the outdoors.
More: Go to the listing for additional images and details. Represented by Frank Langen, Senior Partner at Deasy Penner.