Craig Ellwood’s striking Casa Kuderna returns beautifully restored

Craig Ellwood’s striking Casa Kuderna returns beautifully restored

November 24th, 2018|Properties|

It was postwar; a time when John Entenza’s Case Study House Program came into play and Craig Ellwood created midcentury masterpieces like Casa Kuderna.

Casa Kuderna by Craig Ellwood

In a state of neglect, the two-bedroom, two-bath home with a guest house sold earlier this year for $1.820 million.

Barton Jahncke of Parti Charette, an architectural researcher and designer—who was also instrumental in meticulously restoring the Smith House — used the archives of Jim Tyler, the original architect who worked with Craig Ellwood to put 2977 Passmore Dr back together. Everything from the yellow hue on the exterior spiral stairs to the original windows and wood were restored to a ’T’.

Built in 1956 for a graphic designer, the gated and private 12,741 square foot lot offers unobstructed views of the city and a pool.

Walking us through the house, Jahncke explains the restoration also included upgrading. “In addition to some of the changes we made we kind of upgraded things and made them a little more 2018 by adding Terrazzo floors, taking away a lot of the home that was here … over the course of the years there had been a lot of overhangs and kind of screens put in to obviously get rid of sunlight and shade and probably temperature control but through the archives we were able to discover that most of these weren’t on the house. And the structure that you are seeing now really is as close to the original structure you will ever see again.”

Features include original floor-to-ceiling jalousie windows, brick and steel fireplace, George Nelson pulls and soft close drawers, and walls of glass throughout, giving you an endless indoor-outdoor feeling. The kitchen was restored with formica counter tops (in the guest house) and upgraded with Sub-Zero, and Wolf appliances.

Asking price for Craig Ellwood’s restored Casa Kuderna is $2.950 million.

Midcentury house Casa Kuderna by Craig Ellwood
Midcentury home Casa Kuderna by Craig Ellwood
Craig Ellwood's Casa Kuderna in the Cahuenga Pass
Craig Ellwood's Casa Kuderna
Craig Ellwood's Casa Kuderna for sale
Craig Ellwood's Casa Kuderna for sale in Los Angeles
Craig Ellwood's midcentury Casa Kuderna
Craig Ellwood's Casa Kuderna for sale in Los Angeles CA
Craig Ellwood's midcentury Casa Kuderna for sale in Los Angeles

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Listing courtesy of Travis Hill – Open Home Professional