HabHouse restored this 1950s midcentury Los Angeles County house, giving it a fresh look while preserving its original post-and-beam forms.
The wood-framed Corey Residence is an early design of Jack Corey. The architect built it in 1954 for his parents while still a student at USC School of Architecture, with deep eaves and high windows peeking onto tree foliage. It has ply partition, glass walls and sliding, shoji-like bedroom doors, which create free-flowing spaces to preserve views of its gardens.
When planning its renovation, design firm HabHouse interviewed the now 91-year-old architect about his work and the design of the Sierra Madre property. Corey created many post-and-beam designs during his career, in a style of modernism influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and Calvin Straub, under whom he studied.
The lateral, three-bedroom California home gleams like new – HabHouse has revamped its redwood siding and added custom birch cabinetry, Japan-sourced bathroom tiles, restored vintage fittings and hardware and newly landscaped gardens. It’s now for sale for $1.788m via Nate Cole and Joey Kiralla / Michelle St Clair of Sotheby’s International Realty Unique California Property.