Canadian born architect W. Earl Wear moved to Southern California in the 50s. According to his obituary, “in his work Earl followed the principals of Frank Lloyd Wright‘s Organic Architecture and during his time in the Los Angeles area he designed and built nine original residences.”
This one is sited on a hillside lot.
Just like his idol, Wear utilizes concrete blocks, floor to ceiling glass, and redwood. During a restoration the integrity of the architect’s precise angles, graduated layers, corner windows, and built-ins were maintained. Even the geometric block fireplace in the living room surrounded by concrete, redwood ceilings, and cork floors still exists.
The kitchen still offers vintage swag with a small dining table and a window garden for fresh herbs.
A fireplace and custom cabinetry fill the work space.
The master suite has a custom sleeping platform, a spacious vanity area, and a one of a kind soaking tub.
And this is where you’ll spend hours gazing out at the city lights while sipping a glass of your favorite Pinot on the wrap around deck with spectacular views of the San Gabriel Mountains.