Photography by Michael Locke

DPP’s very own Michael Locke has a passion for not only selling architecturally significant homes, but also photographing them. Michael has been shooting with his digital Nikon camera for about 15 years now; documenting homes from all over the greater Los Angeles area. He is driven by the desire to preserve a record of the work of notable Los Angeles architects. One such architect is Paul R. Williams, who became the first African-American member of the American Institute of Architects in the early 1920s. Michael’s interest in Williams was piqued when he listed a home designed by the renowned architect. Michael began photographing Williams’ homes in an effort to preserve his legacy. Other architects whose homes have been captured through Michael’s lens include many who worked under developer Joseph Eichler, such as A. Quincy Jones Jr. and Frederick Emmons.

To learn more about Michael’s photography project read the full article by Dave Weinstein on Eichler Network.

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By Jenny Xie

Greg Guinto’s Two-Story Mid Century Modern is part of this 10 Mid-Century Modern Eichlers For Sale Roundup.

Following a fire of the original Eichler home, Malibu-based architect W. Gayle Daniel designed a two-story building to capture the surrounding views. Its five bedrooms and three baths include two master bedrooms—ideal for multi-generational families—and upstairs, a den with a floating fireplace provides extra lounge space.

To see the full roundup visit their website here.

By Jenny Xie

Boasting an entry atrium, sliding glass walls, wood paneling, and iconic designs, this house is a well-preserved time capsule.

Step through the vibrant red door of this Eichler home in Granada Hills, California, and you’ll still find yourself outside. The classic one-story A-frame by the legendary real estate developer Joseph Eichler stays true to the midcentury modernist’s vision of inviting the outdoors in with a spacious atrium that serves as the entry and hub of the 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom residence. Designed by Jones & Emmons and built in 1964, this home has been meticulously kept up by the original owners, Frances and Larry. The fact that Larry, a former designer and engineer at the Douglas Aircraft Company, took pride in the home is readily evident in the building’s original details—even the built-in blender and its instruction booklet are in mint condition.

The 2,078-square-foot house is part of the Balboa Highlands, which has been designated a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) due to the tireless efforts of Adriene Biondo of the Los Angeles Conservancy. This gives homeowners a potential tax break through the Mills Act. So well-preserved, the listing at 17122 Nanette Street stands as a testament to Eichler himself, who made modern architecture and quality craftsmanship accessible to tens of thousands of families starting in 1950. “These houses speak so much,” says Greg Guinto, partner at Deasy/Penner. “They stand for something.”

To read the full article visit their website here.

 

By Pauline O’Conner

Here’s proof that some people actually can have nice things. According to its listing description, this razor-sharp modern in Granada Hills’ Balboa Highlands Eichler tract has belonged to the same owners—”Frances and Larry”—since being built in 1964. The aforementioned couple appear to have taken excellent care of the 2,078-square-foot residence, as even its original built-in blender is still functioning after all these years.

Other features of the five-bedroom, two-bath home include an entry atrium, sliding glass walls, beamed ceilings, wood-paneled walls, built-in shelving and storage, and a cinderblock fireplace. Occupying a one-quarter-acre lot, it’s asking $789,900.

To read the full article visit their website here.

By Philip Ferrato

Where: 17122 Nanette Street, Granada Hills
Asking: $789,900
What: Designed by Jones & Emmons for Joseph Eichler’s ground-breaking 1964 Balboa Highlands development, this 5-bed, 2-bath classic was purchased fifty-two years ago by a pair of steadfast Modernist owners– Frances and Larry– a couple who have done an extraordinary job of maintaining the original’s design and details.

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By Pauline O’Connor

Developed by Joseph Eichler between 1962-1964, Granada Hills’ historic Balboa Highlands tract contains approximately 100 homes, one of which is now available for the first time in over 20 years. Designed by architect Claude Oakland, the “thoughtfully renovated and restored” post-and-beam measures 2,077 square feet and features four bedrooms, two updated baths, and an updated kitchen, along with an original block fireplace, clerestory windows, an atrium, vaulted beamed ceilings, walls of glass, and open floor plan. Asking price is $798,000, and an open house is scheduled for Sunday, March 27 between 2 and 5 p.m.

In other Balboa Highlands-related news, LA’s Office of Historic Resources is currently seeking applicants for the five-member board that will be appointed to oversee the neighborhood HPOZ. Per the OHR’s website, “Candidates should have experience in construction, real estate, architecture, and/or historic preservation. Residents of the district and property owners with an interest and/or background in preservation are encouraged to apply.”

To read the full article visit their website here.

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