Posts in category Craftsman
Architectural Historian/Sleuth John G. Ripley offers some interesting details about the architect, ‘George Costerisan worked in partnership with architectural designer Frank Kavanaugh from about 1912 until 1915. Census data between 1910 and 1930 indicate that George lived around the corner from the Maltman house at 1410 Edgecliffe. It is likely that he also designed the Edgecliffe house, but that would need to be checked out. The assessor’s date is 1906, but any assessor’s date before 1915 is not necessarily very accurate.’
In the Boyle-Lopez Residence, Martin Fenlon has taken the ghost of an old Craftsman house and brought it to new life. The architect, who finds his artistic expression typically in modernism, accepted the commission with enthusiasm, describing it as a ‘fun project’. ‘Working with creative owners always makes my work easier’, the architect mused. The result is a pleasing neo-Craftsman design that re-interprets the past with a modern sensibility. The architect also redesigned a rental house on the back of the lot; a ground-up project that emerged as a distinctly modernist statement, contrasting successfully with the larger Craftsman home in the front.
The Boyle-Lopez Residence is located at 1024 Manzanita Street in Silver Lake.
Doug Ewing’s extraordinary work has been recognized in publications and honored by the AIA. Ewing’s notable creativity and design skills were developed early on at the nationally acclaimed South Pasadena office of Smith & Williams and have been strongly influenced by the California Arts & Crafts vernacular. He has a lifelong respect for the environment and a love of craft. He is a leader in developing new technology and aesthetics for log and heavy timber construction for recreational structures and environments. Doug is a longtime member of the Pasadena & Foothill AIA Chapter, a mentor for architectural students, and responsible for his firm’s construction apprenticeship program.
Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley had a unique opportunity to experience Ewing’s homes through a self-guided tour on June 11th, 2011. Doug, his architectural staff, and the Board Members of AIAPF served as docents at five excellent examples of Doug’s talent. Located at 2524 Micheltorena Street.
Mimnaugh began work on the Redcliff Street house in 2005, an imposing post and beam evoking the ‘warmth and style of A. Quincy Jones and Buff & Hensman, with sweeping views of Mt. Baldy framing the Silver Lake (Reservoir) to the east and iconic Los Angeles landmarks and the distant Pacific to the west. With a nod to Lake Arrowhead, this modern mountain lodge is fully restored and re-invented with a sophisticated aesthetic. A three story entrance gallery with open staircase exposes the post + beam frame. Second level comprises the public spaces of dining, den/media room with garden patios and outdoor hearth, kitchen and double height living room with fireplace. Other features include a 3rd level master suite, guest bedroon, office and mezzanine library, plus a first level private guest suite with office, bath and separate entrance.’
The residence was listed for sale in February 2008, list price $2,950,000.00. Information provided by Barry Gray, Partner, Deasy Penner & Gray who has the listing on the property. Photographs by Tim Street Porter; used with permission.