We first saw this two-residence compound on more than a half-acre in Altadena last year, when it looked rather less gleamingingly white. Built for sculptor David Oliver Green and his wife, the 1964 main house was designed by USC architecture professor Randell Makinson and includes two bedrooms; one and three-quarters bathrooms; clerestory windows; high ceilings; and many large, sliding glass doors through which the serene, wooded surroundings can be observed.
The 1949 guesthouse was the work of UCLA architecture teacher Frederick Monhoff. (Both structures were built for Green, says the listing.) The one-bedroom, which was apparently used by Green as a studio and workspace when he still lived here, has been updated and shown off in a 2015 issue of Dwell. The open, "loft-like space" is detached from the main house and comes with its own private outdoor spaces and a kitchen. Last sold in the summer of 2014 for $905,000, it's now flipping back onto the market with a pricetag of $1.088 million.
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