Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Influence of Eames: The Green Residence

1121 N Kenter Avenue, 90049 - Harold M. Sutton, Architect, 1963 - $1,685,000
As timeless as the Charles and Ray Eames Molded Plastic Chair, so is the mid-century modern home commissioned by Irving Green, in 1963.  Green happened to work in plastics and collaborated with the Eames'.  Irving and Jan Green were equal parts science and the arts; he the engineer, she the painter.  When it was time to build their custom Crestwood Hills home in Brentwood, they chose to work with architect, Harold M. Sutton.  The collaboration between the Green's and Sutton are the results that have entered onto market. 
Eames Molded Plastic Chairs, Herman Miller
Charles and Ray Eames with Chair Bases, 1946c
Now, the family is selling the 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom 2-story home for the first time at a listed price of $1,685,000. The spacious 2,281sf modern located at 1121 North Kenter Avenue, Brentwood 90049 has incredible indoor / outdoor flow with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains.  The recently painted blue-to-red front door pops from the bottom of the walkway.  The views await.
Into the living area, you are greeted by a double story gallery with wood paneled walls, panels of glass windows with sliders, beautiful parquet hard-wood floors and many more architectural details that make this home worth every penny. 
The outdoor shade screen helps diffuse the light during hours of high exposure, while allowing light to peek through.
Jalousie windows on both sides of the fireplace allow airflow.  The home does not have air conditioning.  If contemplating, you would most likely have to go above the roof for your ducting.  The owner's also believe the heating system needs replacing.  Currently, there is baseboard heating.
The dining area is large and can accommodate large gatherings. 
The kitchen is in a close to original state with a center cooking island, double oven and tiled floors.  The kitchen could definitely see a facelift.
Off the living room area is the hidden wet bar area behind the wood paneled walls.
Notice the Eames chairs as you head towards that martini.
The private retreat of the library area with built-in bookcases make life comfy and quiet.
A large and spacious outdoor patio area through glass sliders, allows for a great area to gather and retreat.
Down the hallway off the living area is the downstairs bedroom suite.  Just follow the red brick walkway down the hallway. 
There are some dated elements to the home that can easily be taken away and brought up to contemporary standards without ruining integrity.  Lots of natural light fills the room. 
A bathroom adjoins the bedroom suite.  Buyer's should know the bathrooms need some updating. 
The powder room will get you ready for your close-up with that lighting!  ...and scene!
The below gives you a bird's eye of the 2-story living space from the master suite above.
Circumnavigate up the stairs into the office area.
This quiet and cozy room has wonderful light and views.
The main staircase leads you up to the master suite and artist studio area.
The changing area with plenty of closet space. (and disco lighting.)
The master bathroom is in need of an update.  Take advantage and do a tasteful renovation to bring the bathing area to a new level of luxury.
A walkway to the artist studio where Jan Green would use to paint.
The massive skylight allowed plenty of natural light into her studio area. 
The home rests on 12,044sf of land and includes plenty of ocean views.  Overall, the home is basically untouched and brimming with mid-century modern post and beam integrity.
Give me a call to set up a showing appointment today!  This listing deserves a great new owner.

Charles and Ray Eames Molded Plastic Chairs - Herman Miller Video

Listing and photos courtesy MLS and Betty-Jo Tilley, Pru-Pal.

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