Rare Modernist Home Soars Above L.A.’s ‘Aerospace Capital’

Rare Modernist Home Soars Above L.A.’s ‘Aerospace Capital’

On some other a part of the planet this midcentury fashionable home may appear misplaced. However in Palmdale, California, a metropolis north of Los Angeles referred to as the “Aerospace Capital of America,” it seems to be for all of the world like a Hollywood filming location.

Palmdale, surrounded by rugged desert terrain towards a backdrop of mountains, has been a proving floor for United States navy plane for many years. NASA maintains an Armstrong Flight Analysis Middle website there on the U.S. Air Pressure Plant 42. Aerospace is a principal trade.

The house, inbuilt 1986, is totally rooted within the antics of the period when cropped tops, energy fits and aerobics have been the craze. Prime Gun was drawing crowds on the movie show whereas the bizarre dwelling, designed by James Herbert Brownell, was being accomplished at 36005 Tierra Subida Avenue.

Modernist Brownell, who drew design concepts from his travels to Japan and Europe, Scandinavian structure and Danish furnishings, was little question influenced by the house’s 2.5-acre hilltop website. An article in ModernSanDiego.com quotes him as having written this about his underlying design philosophy: “… the construction needs to be suited to the bodily atmosphere, truthfully expressing the usage of easy supplies, dramatic, heat in feeling and designed to operate effectively for the meant goal.”

If seen from a fighter jet screaming via the sky, the driveway facet of the 6,000-square-foot home might nearly be mistaken for a number of rows of giant-sized bleacher seats. The collection of terraced rooftops aren’t whimsical, nevertheless. They’re purposeful. The stepped platforms enclose an indoor swimming pool stretching the size of the house. A stone wall and plush greenery inside give the house an atrium impact.

Seen from the lake view facet, the wood-clad dwelling is a mass of geometric shapes, outcroppings, expanses of glass and intensive decks set above a six-car storage.

Inside, the sunken lounge, with stone tile flooring, huge sliding glass doorways and wood ceiling beams, takes in views of the town, Lake Palmdale and the Antelope Valley. An undulating fireside wraps the floor-to-ceiling stone hearth.

Glass partitions with clear glass shelving enfold the formal eating room. A breakfast nook with home windows on three sides sits steps up from the middle island kitchen.

A round staircase with vertical panes set in wooden trim follows a curved wood banister upstairs, connecting three ranges. There are a complete of 5 bedrooms and 7 loos.

Past the uncommon structure and apparent cinematic prospects, itemizing agent Kenward Cooper of Strand Hill Properties, sees the house as interesting to a number of audiences.

“I envision somebody with an inventive curiosity to understand the home,” he says, imagining house used for a recording or artist studio.

“Additionally somebody who prefers seclusion,” Kenward says, “or enjoys being immersed or surrounded by nature’s scenic magnificence.”

The asking value is US $1.499 million.


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