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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

X-House, Dana Taylor, Architect 1992

Stylish contemporary design by Architect Dana Taylor in 1992; his girlfriend, Kareme Roseme colloborated on the design. Apparently the couple had a parting of the ways; the current owners purchased the home from Roseme as the project was being completed. The "X" house refers to the tensioner cables that form a two-story "x" on the windows of the front facade. Located at 2262 Panorama Terrace in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

C. J. Berne Residence, C. Raimond Johnson, Architect 1937

Certainly one of the more imposing homes in Silver Lake, this handsome Mediterranean residence sits on a lot of over 16,000 square feet and must have spectacular views of the lake. The architect was a favorite of the University of Southern California designing the Italian Romanesque Methodist Episcopal University Church (now United University Church) in 1931, the Hancock Foundation Building in 1939 and Kerckoff Hall in 1949. Johnson also had a hand in designing the Biegler Hall of Engineering (in cooperation with architects John and Donald Parkinson) in 1939.