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"The best houses of all time in Los Angeles"

Postby nichols » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:40 pm

LOS ANGELES TIMES

The best houses of all time in L.A.
We asked an expert panel for its top 10 picks in Southern California homes. The results: Schindlers, Neutras, Wrights -- and more than a few surprises.
By Sean Mitchell

December 27, 2008

No sooner can you get out the words "best houses in Southern California" than hands will go up asking what that means, reflecting the subjectivity for compiling such a list. Clearly, there's more than one way to measure the beauty, utility and significance of any house, but the architects, preservationists and professors who took part in our survey were allowed to apply the term however they felt was appropriate -- weighing combinations of personal taste, originality, historical importance and iconic clout...

http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la ... 8026.story

No. 1: Kings Road House Rudolph Schindler West Hollywood, 1921-22
2. Kaufmann House Richard Neutra Palm Springs, 1946
3. Ennis House Frank Lloyd Wright Los Feliz, 1924
4. Eames House (Case Study House No. 8) Charles and Ray Eames Pacific Palisades, 1949
5. Stahl House Case Study House No. 22 Pierre Koenig Hollywood Hills, 1960
6. Gamble House Charles and Henry Greene Pasadena, 1908
7. Chemosphere John Lautner Hollywood Hills, 1960
8. Kappe House Ray Kappe, Pacific Palisades, 1968
9. Dodge House Irving Gill West Hollywood, 1916 (demolished 1970)
10. Hollyhock House Frank Lloyd Wright Hollywood, 1921

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Postby moderns-r-us » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:51 am

Thanks for that Nichols.

Too bad the photo they used Ray Kappe's house is not the Kappe House. This photo they used is from the Katzenstein House by Ray Kappe, just a few doors down from his own house.

www.flickr.com/photos/formwerks/266748183/

This is Kappe's own house

www.flickr.com/photos/moderns-r-us/408432789/ in/set-72157...
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Kappe

Postby moderns-r-us » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:52 am

Thanks for that Nichols.

Too bad the photo they used for Ray Kappe's house is not the Kappe House. This photo they used is from the Katzenstein House by Ray Kappe, just a few doors down from his own house.

This is the Katzenstein House

www.flickr.com/photos/formwerks/266748183/

This is Kappe's own house

www.flickr.com/photos/moderns-r-us/408432789/ in/set-72157...


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