It was the Big Dipper’s birthday yesterday – here he is talking about his house:
Here are explorations of Taliesin and Taliesin West:
More on his work:
A flipper picked this up for $810,000 in November, 2017 and sold it for $1,140,000 this month:
Stunning architecture coupled with natural landscapes and vistas await a discerning buyer. Distinguished architect Leon C. Meyer creation that hearkens back to the golden age of Mid-Century Modern design is truly one of a kind. Revered for his flawless application of Euclidean Geometry, the home nestled in Southwest Escondido on a private road offers a unique canvass to create a masterpiece. Ample indoor & outdoor living space, mountain views & the feel of private retreat. Sold for $545,000 cash.
Carlsbad has history! Here is a link to the city’s guide of the oldest homes in Carlsbad, some of which date back to the late-1800s:
Here is my tour of the Wheeler Bailey home, designed by Irving Gill in 1907
Hat tip to Eliana for sending this in!
Back in July 1978 the average home price in San Diego was $73,000. That may sound inexpensive but that was still $22,000 higher than the national average at the time! La Jolla was much higher and you couldn’t find much for under $150,000. Scripps Ranch average was between $90,000-$100,000, Mira Mesa ranged between $55,000-$100,000, and the newer community of Rancho Penasquitos average was $75,000. Chula Vista had some good buys and Imperial Beach averaged about the same as the city of San Diego. In this three part series, Dave Cohen interviews century 21 realtor Jay Meetze on the housing market in the summer of ’78.
In the next blog post, I mention Case Study House #23A in La Jolla, which was granted national historic designation in July, 2013.
Here is some background from wiki:
The Case Study Houses were experiments in American residential architecture sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom caused by the end of World War II and the return of millions of soldiers.
The program ran intermittently from 1945 until 1966. The first six houses were built by 1948 and attracted more than 350,000 visitors. While not all 36 designs were built, most of those that were constructed were built in Los Angeles, and one was built in San Rafael, Northern California and one in Phoenix, Arizona.
A number of the houses appeared in the magazine in iconic black-and-white photographs by architectural photographer Julius Shulman.
A review of the three houses built on Rue de Anne:
Looking for the unusual opportunity?
How about an old firehouse?