HOME & GARDEN
March 24, 2011 |
The Calgary Flames' Craig Conroy has sold his Manhattan Beach home for $1,965,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The Craftsman-style house, built in 2005, has hammered stainless-door handles, wood-encased windows and vaulted ceilings with beam accents. A family room flows into a kitchen with a breakfast nook. The house, with 4,230 square feet of living space, contains five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Conroy, 39, retired earlier this year to become a special assistant to the Flames' general manager.
HOME & GARDEN
February 11, 2011 |
Actor Ashton Kutcher has listed his Sunset Strip-area bachelor pad for $2.6 million. Kutcher rebuilt the home as a father-son project but never moved in. The modern Craftsman has a home theater and a two-story wine tower that holds 210 bottles. The 3,235-square-foot house has four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms and sits on nearly an acre. A three-tiered waterway starting at the spa spills into an infinity-edge pool. Kutcher, 33, married actress Demi Moore in 2005. He starred on "That '70s Show" (1998-2006)
January 23, 2011 |
Abbot Kinney was putting the finishing touches on his new community called Venice of America in 1905. Gondoliers navigated the specially built canals, camel rides were offered along the seaside, and the pier was lined with games and attractions. Kinney's great hope was that the spirit of creativity that drove his vision of Venice would flourish. It has, but the aging bungalows and cottages from that era have just barely survived. Yet owners who care about history have lovingly restored some of them rather than tear them down.
HOME & GARDEN
November 20, 2010 |
AD edited Lisa Little was working toward her master's at the Southern California Institute of Architecture when she and husband Phil Brennan bought a tiny lot in Venice with two tiny houses on it: an 850-square-foot bungalow built in 1905 and a 450-square-foot rental built in 1912. Today, eight years later, you can't miss the main house, now painted an acid green trimmed in dark charcoal. But you do have to look closely to notice how the couple creatively turned two houses into one, incorporating the original covered porch, bungalow windows and corbel-accented roofline into a thoroughly modernized residence with a new garage and an office for the now-licensed architect.
July 18, 2010 |
This Pasadena compound, with a house, guesthouse and separate guest studio set in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, was built with a craftsman's eye for detail and a passion for nature and art. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, the main house was designed by owner Larry Lenander and his wife, Alma Thomas. Rebuilt from an 1887 Victorian home, it was renovated from the studs up in 2002 and transformed into a modern Craftsman. "I'd been in construction for a long time and wanted to do our version of a Craftsman," Lenander says.
June 6, 2010 |
A beautifully preserved 99-year-old Craftsman home, built by Pasadena architect J. Constantine Hillman for himself, blends elements of the early 20th century Arts and Crafts movement with a whimsical playfulness to create a fairy tale house with an unobstructed view of the Arroyo Seco. With a wood shake exterior and a traditional front porch, the two-story house is entered through a central living room, anchored by a fireplace updated with faux Batchelder tile. Patterned redwood paneling, original oak flooring and picture ledges give the room a rough hewn, yet detailed look.
HOME & GARDEN
November 21, 2009 |
When Wendy Harn rescued her 1913 Craftsman from the wrecking ball in 1989, she didn't know much about the home except that it was free to anyone who would pay to move it. So she relocated the two-story, five-bedroom behemoth from Ocean Boulevard opposite the Long Beach Museum of Art to the Bluff Park Historic District. The distance was only nine-tenths of a mile, but it marked the beginning of a long, strange trip through the curious history of a house that's been, at various times, home to pillars of the community, frat boys and yoga enthusiasts.
HOME & GARDEN
October 17, 2009 |
Tim Celeski has become something of a darling among Arts & Crafts collectors. Owners of the Blacker House and the Robinson House, two Greene and Greene residences in Pasadena, have commissioned more than 100 of his pieces. "My customer base includes lovers of Arts & Crafts homes, but also garden enthusiasts who want something that's both classic and contemporary," Celeski says. Crafted from mahogany and jarra, a dark-colored, durable outdoor wood from Australia, his collection has expanded to six indoor and outdoor styles.
October 4, 2009 |
When Deborah and David Kane set out to redesign the 2,400-square-foot midcentury ranch house they purchased in the late 1990s, they quickly exhausted most of their budget on grading and landscaping one side of the Toluca Lake property. But instead of scaling back their structural and aesthetic expectations, the Kanes decided to readjust their budget. The result is a 4,000-square-foot home that melds Craftsman design with traditional Japanese style. Surrounded by manicured gardens, the home was designed to integrate indoor and outdoor living spaces.