This graceful post and beam was designed in 1963 by LA-based architect Stanley R. Gould as his personal residence. Gould operated a firm with partner Winchton Risley, and the two designed many of the buildings on the UC San Diego Campus. Gould also helped to design much of the infrastructure for the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
The 2,855 square-foot, three-bedroom residence sits atop a hill in La Cañada and takes full advantage of its location. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains, while sliding glass doors lead to outdoor patios and walkways that surround the house. Much of the home appears to have been recently updated, including a kitchen remodeled with the obligatory stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Still, there are a few rooms that have retained some midcentury quirkiness, including a bathroom equipped with a green tiled tub.
The half-acre lot includes a guest house and garage. And should new owners want a little more room, the purchase price also includes plans drafted by Gould for a never-constructed second story. Asking price is $1.895 million.
- 4220 Mesa Vista Drive [Dilbeck Real Estate]