Altadena charmer with Dodgers ties seeks $2.4 million

An Altadena home once owned by former Dodgers reliever Jim Gott is now in play at $2.395 million. Gott, who pitched for the Dodgers for five seasons during his 14-year career, bought the property in 1992 for $590,000, records show. He sold the place in 1998 — three years after his retirement from baseball —… Keep reading

Razor-sharp midcentury modern asks $1.25M in Valley Village

By Pauline O’Connor In a neighborhood dominated by 1920s Spanish bungalows and 1930s traditional ranches, this early midcentury modern in Valley Village really stands out. Located three blocks west of Laurel Canyon Boulevard at 12360 La Maida Street, the redwood-sided residence calls to mind the work of Gregory Ain. In actuality, it was designed and built in 1948… Keep reading

Vintage SoCal: An Early Bloomer in Pasadena’s Poppy Peak District

By Lauren Beale Tucked into the hills of southwest Pasadena is the 45-home Poppy Peak neighborhood, named for its highest point and the flowers that grew wild there. The land was purchased in 1924 by developer William Carr, who mapped out the residential lots and built his own home. The Roaring ‘20s were well underway,… Keep reading

Case Study firm’s post-and-beam home lists for $2.2 million in Pasadena

By Sandra Barrera A two-story glass and wood pavilion, designed in 1957 by Case Study architecture firm Buff, Straub and Hensman and restored, has hit the market in Pasadena’s Poppy Peak Historic District. The asking price is $2.125 million. Within 1,885 square feet of the early post and beam structure, known as the Thomson Residence… Keep reading

Remembering Paul R. Williams

Famed architect, Paul Revere Williams, was born in 1894 in Los Angeles and in the span of his 6 decade-long career went on to design almost 3,000 structures with a mastery of diverse architectural styles. Paul R. Williams was no ordinary architect of his time, he broke racial barriers when he became the first Black… Keep reading