In the San Rafael hills of Pasadena, this 1956 post and beam by modernist architect and builder Eugene Weston III offers walls of glass, midcentury charm, and an excellent use of space not just within the house but on the roomy, over-12,000-square-foot lot.
Weston graduated from what’s now the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and built numerous midcentury homes throughout Los Angeles. He was a third-generation builder in LA: his father, Eugene Weston, was an architect whose firm designed the American Legion building on Highland Avenue, and in the late 1800s his grandfather had a company that built stone bungalows.
This particular house spreads out over 3,015 square feet, and greets guests with terrazzo floors in the entryway. The living room opens onto a deck and features a large fireplace.
Included in the house’s three bedrooms are a master suite with a private “retreat area” that looks out onto the rear yard through large glass walls. There’s also an elevator connecting to the house’s lower level, where there’s a full bathroom and closet.
In the rear yard, among the mature trees and landscaping, there is an additional “garden structure” that has its own half bathroom.
The house is listed for $1.795 million.
- 815 Laguna [Robertine Weise and Edward Afsharian/Podley Properties]