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WPA Muralist's Modern Thornton Abell Compound in Pac Pal

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One of the younger participants in Arts and Architecture's Case Study House project, USC-trained architect Thornton Abell was commissioned to design CSH #7 in 1946, just two years after he founded his own practice. In 1951, Abell, a long-time resident of Pacific Palisades, designed this modernist compound located half a mile from his own home for WPA muralist/painter Richard Haines. Sited on a .31-acre lot, the property contains, per the listing, a three-bedroom, two-bath main house with walls of glass, beamed ceilings, and radiant-heated concrete floors; a guest house with kitchenette and bath; and a detached art studio. Last sold in 1997 for $785,000, it's now listed at $4.379 million.

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