The legacy left by James Allen Walter lives in 32 residences he designed and built across California. One is currently for sale in South Pasadena.
As noted in Domus, “There is no Wikipedia entry for James Allen Walter. No Google search yields any information about the man.” He cared less about fame and more about retaining creative control over the structures he designed. And with each one he created a moment of architectural heaven on earth.
Built in 1967 on a large private lot with views of mountains and greater Los Angeles in the much sought after South Pasadena School District, the Siodmak House is a rare architectural find.
Featured in Domus, Better Homes & Gardens, and the Los Angeles Times, a thoughtful renovation adds new insulation and updated plumbing and electrical while preserving the original architectural structure and spirit of Walter’s distinctive work.
Through a dramatic entrance set back from the street, an inward-facing U-shaped open plan encourages indoor-outdoor living as 2,252 square feet of living space unfolds gradually, simultaneously marking and blurring the “concept of home as ‘haven’ and ‘open stage’.”
The open plan is surrounded by walls of floor-to-ceiling glass and windows providing an unparalleled connection with nature and the warming California sunshine.
Listing courtesy of Jennifer Parker-Stanton – Deasy Penner Podley