Gordon & Hildred Goetschel House, Glendale, HabHouse Los Angeles building, Verdugo Woodlands home images
Gordon & Hildred Goetschel House, Glendale, Los Angeles
Modern Southern Californian home renewal in LA design by , USA
November 3, 2023
This 20th Century Southern California property has been meticulously restored by HabHouse, known for their sensitive rehabilitations of architectural treasures, preserving original details and revitalizing the pool with modern amenities.
Nestled among native California Live Oak trees in Verdugo Woodlands, yet close to La Canada Flintridge and a short drive from Silver Lake and Echo Park, this residence is truly unique.
Gordon & Hildred Goetschel House in Glendale, California, USA
A recently-sold AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate property.
Design: Ray Kappe FAIA
Location: 272 Mesa Lila, Glendale, Los Angeles, Southern California, USA
Sold Price: $2,550,000.
Bedroom, Bath, Total Square Feet: 3 Beds, 2.5 Baths, 1,721 Sq. Ft
Listing Agents: Matt Adamo of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate
Photos by Cameron Carothers
Gordon & Hildred Goetschel House, Glendale, California
The Gordon & Hildred Goetschel House, Ray Kappe FAIA (1954). The architect’s first single-family residence, and the start of a pioneering and influential career that would span nearly 7 decades.
At Mesa Lila, you see Kappe’s explorations into a vocabulary that would signify his early works. The emphasis is on spatial expansion, focusing inhabitants towards the surrounding nature and distant views.
Horizontal massings of redwood siding and unpainted masonry block give privacy to a glass walled pavilion. Natural light spills in from all directions, animating the space and casting slow moving shadows throughout the day.
The property has just undergone a complete overhaul of systems and restoration of finishes. This is the latest project by HabHouse, who have built their reputation upon sensitive rehabilitations of architectural properties.
They have reinstated original detailing wherever lost and refurbished it wherever intact. The swimming pool, original to the home and also a Kappe design, has now been brought into the 21st century with new equipment, plaster, tile, and coping.
Seemingly a world away amongst the native California Live Oak trees of the Verdugo Woodlands, yet in close proximity to La Canada Flintridge, and rarely more than a 15 minute drive to Silver Lake or Echo Park.
Photographs by Cameron Carothers.
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Location: Glendale, Los Angeles, Southern California, United States of America
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