Designed in 1948 by a Frank Lloyd Wright devotee, this La Canada Flintridge, CA, property could be mistaken as a Wright structure.
The hallmarks are there. With an open structure, walls of windows, a stone-stacked fire, tailor made developed-ins all through, and a lot of inside wood, the 2,557-square-foot home is reminiscent of numerous Wright properties.
But this four-bedroom, a few-bathtub dwelling was actually built and lived in by community architect, Jack Simison, a enthusiast of Wright’s work—especially organic and natural layout.
Referred to as the Simison Household, the nicely-preserved home is on the current market for the 1st time in its 75 yrs. It is accessible for $2,500,000.
Simison’s industrial architectural assignments include things like location region clubs—La Canada Region Club and the Flintridge Tennis Club—along with numerous local residences. He died in 2009, at the age of 86.
‘Peaceful and serene’
“Mr. Simison designed the property for himself and his family members,” suggests listing agent Luis Segura, of The Company.
Segura phone calls the house “very peaceful and serene.”
Web site-particular architecture was important to the home’s development. Just as Wright did with a lot of of his residences, Simison developed the assets to integrate with the landscape. The house is nestled into a cul-de-sac, with lush plantings.
Other than an upgraded kitchen to satisfy today’s contemporary culinary wants, nothing has been changed—in the best possible way.
The home is produced from quality elements, such as slate flooring and Douglas fir. No bills have been spared in 1948. The interiors, these kinds of as the created-in seating in the residing space, have held up incredibly nicely for being 75 yrs outdated.
Right now it would be practically difficult to develop a property with this significantly Douglas fir, and the owners’ studious caretaking is unveiled in its splendor.
“It’s been managed and oiled around the years,” suggests Segura.
The home is divided into two wings, with the bedrooms on 1 aspect and typical dwelling areas on the other.
The bedrooms, two of which are en suite, aspect sights of the Los Angeles skyline. Delightfully, there is a cedar-lined closet in the primary bed room. The household also incorporates an place of work laundry place and a detached, two-vehicle garage.
Place for entertaining
“With that open format and the partitions that open up, this is a household that entertains nicely,” claims Segura.
The home is established on almost a quarter-acre and features a backyard and sunken, brick courtyard. In all, there is place for at the very least 3 outside seating areas and additional room for entertaining.
Segura was wowed by the seamless relationship involving the home’s indoor and outside areas. Three of the four wall panels open to the exterior.
“I have not viewed (this) before—where the entire wall opens up,” he suggests.
The house is staged with interval furnishings, including Barcelona chairs and an Eames chair, which could be offered to the customer, Segura says.
Early fascination in the listing indicates the buyer may be drawn to the home’s putting architecture and the community’s top rated-rated colleges.
“It’s like residing in a piece of art, but it is also useful,” Segura says.