600k - 1M

The Markwith Residence, 1965 :: Denver Markwith Jr., Architect


[id# 153]

Deasy Penner & Partners :: Scott King

Denver Markwith, Jr., Architect - Markwith Residence, 1965. Here on a quiet street in the foothills, this well-preserved Mid-Century Modern home celebrates the articulation of structure, elegance of materials and technical perfection that defined the USC school of architecture of the era. Glu-lam beams rest gently on slender wood posts, extending beyond the building envelope and creating expansive glass walls to bring nature inside the home, impossible by today's restrictive building standards. Two masonry fireplaces anchor the Living Room and Den at opposite ends of the first floor, and an open plan facilitates circulation, convenient for everyday living and ideal for entertaining. Finishes are disciplined and rigorous: Douglas Fir tongue-and-groove decking with delicate translucent stain, masonry and tile in a running bond pattern, clear Redwood wall panels and numerous Oak and Mahogany built-in shelves and cabinets. Quality of life enhanced by architecture.

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2780sf, 7900sf lot

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