Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Architecture of Los Feliz

Schrage House, Raphael Soriano, Architect, 1951Cedars Estate, Xorin Balbes, Sue Wong & Zoltan Papp, Restoration 2003-2004Griffith Park Observatory, 2007The House of the Seven Dwarves, Ben Sherwood, Contractor, 1931Farrell House, Lloyd Wright, Architect 192613th Church of Christ, Scientist, Allison & Allison, Architects 1926
KCET StudiosShakespeare Bridge, J.C. Wright, L.A. City Engineer's Office, 1926Shakespeare Bridge, J.C. Wright (Los Angeles City Engineering Office) 1926Shakespeare Bridge, Los FelizWilliam Mulholland Memorial Fountain, Walter S. Clayberg, Designer, 1940Midtown School, John Lautner, Architect 1960
Taggart House, Lloyd Wright, Architect 1922 (Eric Lloyd Wright, Remodel 2006)Earle C. Anthony House, Bernard Maybeck, Architect 1927Earle C. Anthony House, Bernard Maybeck, Architect 1927Earle C. Anthony House, Bernard Maybeck, Architect 1927Dr. Henry Marcus  Young HouseSheldon House, W.B. Oarens, Architect 1928
Judge Isaac Pacht House, S. Charles Lee, Architect 1927Mark Hall House, Mark Hall Architect 1981John McCart House, Betram Teitelbaum, Architect 1929Dr. J.V. Dodge Residence, Albert E. Hansen Architect 19365114 Los Feliz Blvd. c.19245079 Los Feliz Blvd., c.1933 English Tudor

Himrod House, Paul R. Williams. Architect 1928

Himrod House "Casa Romantica", Paul R. Williams, Architect 1928. Williams designed the Spanish Revival style house for William Himrod, an attorney, his wife Ada and their two children, Robert and Dorothy in 1928. Located at 4100 Dundee Drive in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Captain Harry M. Rubey Residence, H.H. Whitely Architect 1920

Architect Henry Harwood Whiteley designed the Spanish Revival style residence for Captain Harry M. Rubey in 1920. Actress Kaen Black lived here in the 1980s. Located at 2400 N. Commonwealth Avenue in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Via@designmilk, Techentin Buckingham Architecture 2008

The AIA/Los Feliz Home Tour of 2008 provided the opportunity to visit this recent addition to the architectural heritage of Los Feliz. Via @designmilk, a house in Los Feliz, California built on the foundation of a pre-existing home. "The spatial relationships between the rooms helps induce and orchestrate air flows, while concurrently organizing the display and conservation of an art collection." The house is located on the northwest corner of Edgemont Street and Ambrose Avenue.

1829 North Kenmore Avenue c.1914

Colonial Revival residence c.1914. The formal, columned porch, eyebrow arch in the roof line and symmetrical composition add a sense of great dignity. Located at 1829 N. Kenmore Avenue in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Johnnie Cochran Residence c.1971

The stylish residence of celebrity lawyer Johnnie Cochran, best known for his role in the defense and acquittal of O. J. Simpson for the alleged murder of his former wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Cochran also represented Michael Jackson, rapper Tupac Shakur, actor Todd Bridges, football player Jim Brown, rapper Snoop Dogg, former heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe, He also represented athlete Marion Jones when she faced charges of doping during her high school track career. Cochran was known for his skill in the courtroom and his prominence as an early advocate for victims of police brutality. Located at 2373 N. Hobart Blvd. in the Los Feliz Oaks district of Los Angeles.

5211 Los Hermosos c.1984

Yesterday, my wife Donna and I went on our usual afternoon walk around the neighborhood. Our destination was the LOS FELIZ ESTATES, developed by Harlan Lee and Associates in the mid 1960s . The homes in the area reflect the architecture of the times, for the most part single story, south-facing homes designed to take particular advantage of the panoramic views of the city. In the mix I found a few spectacular homes like this one. Note the many tall windows and dramatic roof line.

Hong Residence, Roger Hong, Architect 1968

Buff & Hensman associate Architect Roger designed the classic post-and-beam house for his mother in 1968. The architect drew on Asian traditions and his training at the University of Southern California School of Architecture. Located at 5146 West Los Franciscos in the Los Feliz Estates neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Craftsman Style 1900-1925

Warren & Belle Dunn Mansion, C.W Buchanan, Architect 1904Van Ness Craftsman c. 1910Van Nuys House, Frederick L. Roehrig, Architect 18984412 Melbourne Av. c.19101947 No. Taft Avenue c.1913Thompson House, Harley S. Bradley, Architect c.1911
Mrs. Warren Murray Residence, Kukus & Jones, Builders 19124534 Melbourne Av. c.1908 Anna Laggart Residence, C.D. Goldthwaite, Builder 1916Puthuff House, Hanson D. Puthuff, Builder c.19131944 N. Dracena Drive c.1914220 S. Wilton Place before 1914
Dr. Grandville MacGowan House, Hudson & Munsell, Architects 1912 (Parkinson Field Associates, Remodel)Eagle Rock Woman's 20th Century ClubhouseHollywood Grove Tudor Craftsman House  c.1912O’Melveny/Bering/De Azpurua/Rindge/Waterman House4525 Melbourne Av. c.1919Everest House, Arthur R. Kelly c.1912
Hodges Station, C.E. Shattuck, Architect 1925Mellenthin House, Frank O. Eager Architect c.1912Dr. H.E. Kirshner House c.1914Van Ness Avenue Craftsman House c.1911John Grosse House, C.W. Buchanan, Architect 1905Atwater House, C.S. Albright, Architect 1918

Craftsman Style, a set on Flickr.

For the past couple of weeks I have been concentrating on photographing Craftsman style houses for an upcoming article I have been asked to write for the "Los Feliz Observer". The article will be the first in a series highlighting the development of our neighborhood from 1900 until the present day.