Rare James Allen Walter midcentury available in South Pasadena

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.

Constructed 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 Walter’s distinctive work’s original architectural structure and spirit.

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 floor-to-ceiling glass and windows, providing an unparalleled connection with nature and the warming California sunshine.

Walter designed 2050 La Fremontia Street for Doreen and Geoffrey Siodmak (one of the great film noir directors.) The home is listed with an asking price of $2.25 million.

Listing courtesy of Jennifer Parker-Stanton – Deasy Penner Podley

The living room and a fireplace of the James Allen Walters Siodmak House
The dining room and wooden furniture
The bedroom of the James Allen Walters Siodmak House
James Allen Walters Siodmak House
Backyard of the James Allen Walters Siodmak House
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