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Beverly Hills Master Architects Approved

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  The Beverly Hills City Council voted unanimously on January 10 to adopt an ordinance which will help protect the city’s irreplaceable historic and cultural resources. The ordinance followed several recent losses of modernist structures including John Lautner’s Shusset Residence and the Beverly Hills Friars Club, as well as the proposed demolition of Richard Neutra’s Kronish House (pictured).  The ordinance called for a list of “Master Architects” to be produced and was open to public comment. The ordinance defines “master architect” as “[a]n architect of recognized greatness in the field of Read more » [...]

Demolished

Home Designed By Froelich Demolished

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Arthur Froelich, 1950   We are sad to report that a Beverly Hills residence located 9970 Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills was demolished in September 2011. The ranch-style home was situated on one acre of property and featured over 6,000 square feet of living space. Following landscape work to the property, we were hopeful the new owners would retain the house, but no such luck. [...]

Preservation Issue

Evans Residence

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William Sutherland Beckett, 1952 The home of lyricist Ray Evans is back on the market after a series of real estate listings.  The architect, William Sutherland Beckett, was confused with Welton Becket in at least one of the listings.  The current listing makes no mention of an architect.  The sellers are marketing the house as a teardown to be replaced by plans designed for the site by X-Ten architects. Our Residential Chair reports that the property has been compromised including demolition of the terrazzo floors and removal of built-in cabinetry. Read more » [...]