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July 7, 2013
From the first LEED Gold-certified home in San Diego to a light-reflecting Berkeley prefab, we highlight five of our favorite abodes from the west coast.
The Gimon family sitting outside their 1950s Esherick home

A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century Classic

A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the next generation.

Photo by: Caren Alpert

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Originally appeared in A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
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Modern Bubeshko Apartments facade

Self Preservation

With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.

Photo by: Jessica Haye and Clark Hsiao

Originally appeared in The Restored Rudolph Schindler Project That Was Inspired by a Greek Village
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Modern dining area with Globo di Luce pendant lamps

Rugged Good Looks

Mechanical engineer Bill Thompson’s clean, sophisticated Hollywood bungalow exudes modern cool with a custom walnut dining table and chairs from Modernica.

Photo by: Zen Sekizawa

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Originally appeared in You Won't Be Calling This House a "Man Cave"
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Modern backyard furniture.

 

Modern Furniture Fit for a Classic Eichler

In the backyard of this Eichler home in San Rafael, California, a pair of white beanbag chairs, outdoor sofa, and chairs were sourced from West Elm and the Case Study Museum Bench is from Modernica.

Photo by: Drew Kelly

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Back side of Shayan House with a car in the garage

The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego

The flat roof of the Nakhshabs’ energy-efficient home is topped with photo-voltaic panels. It is the first single-family LEED Gold–certified residence in San Diego.

Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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Originally appeared in The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego
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The Gimon family sitting outside their 1950s Esherick home

A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century Classic

A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the next generation.

Photo by: Caren Alpert

Photo by Caren Alpert.

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