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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Morris House, Horatio Warren Bishop, Architect 1934

Walled and gated Mediterranean Revival Estate designed for Thomas J. Morris in the storied Los Feliz Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles. The architect, Horatio W. Bishop was a member of the American Institute of Architects between 1931 until his passing in 1991. He was supervisory architect (along with Carlton M. Winslow) for the architectural firm Cook and Hall on the planning and development of Carthay Circle, Los Angeles' first neighborhood to have underground utilities. He was partners with the great Irving Gill between 1922 and 1923. The pair stylized themselves as Bishop and Gill, and had an office in San Diego. The Morris House is located at 2172 E. Live Oak Drive; it recently (April 2012) came on the market listed for $2,395,000.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wilson House, Rudolf M. Schindler, Architect 1938

Between 1933 and 1940, Rudolf Schindler designed four distinctive homes in the beautiful Moreno Highlands section of Silver Lake. These great homes were designed to maximize the views of Silver Lake Reservoir. The house, which is located at 2090 Redcliff Street is best be observed from Kenilworth Avenue below. The property was listed for sale in November 2005 at a price of $1,895,000.

The house was featured in the MAK Tour of Modernist Homes in the Fall of 2005.