Design pedigree on market as classic Pasadena home lists for first time

Mid-century modern commissioned by late president of ArtCenter College of Design seeks $1,400 psf

Los Angeles /
Apr.April 05, 2022 03:59 PM
The l Don Kubly with 215 La Vereda Road (Art Center College of Design, Crosby Doe Associates)

A mid-century modern home in Pasadena built by the late Don Kubly, a former president of ArtCenter College of Design, is on the market for the first time in its 67-year history.

The 2,156-square-foot home at 215 La Vereda Rd. is listed for the first time since it was built in 1965, the Pasadena Star-News reported, with an asking price of $3 million.
Kubly and his wife, Sally, commissioned modernist architect Craig Ellwood to design the post-and-beam house in wood and glass.

The Kublys, pleased with Ellwood, then helped hire him to design the Art Center’s hillside campus in Pasadena, according to the listing. It opened in 1976 and was designated a local historic landmark by Pasadena.

The house drew raves of its own.

“Ellwood rendered a transparent horizontal box and elevated it like a pavilion amidst the massive gum and oak trees shading the site,” according to the listing.

Don Kubly died in 2011 at 93. Sally Kubly died last month at 96.

Their home, built in a neighborhood where several Case Study architects designed houses, has four bedrooms, two Jack-and-Jill bathrooms and an open floor plan with wood floors and expansive floor-to-ceiling glass.

Sliding walls can open or close the kitchen to the dining room. There’s a backyard deck and swimming pool, all on nearly two-thirds of an acre.

John Jacob Matthes of Crosby Doe Associates holds the listing.

[Pasadena Star-News] – Dana Bartholomew





    Related Articles

    arrow_forward_ios
    Palisades Capital Partners managing partner and founder Joe Mishurda with a rendering of the 1111 Sunset Blvd project (North Palisade, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)
    Trio of residential towers approved for Echo Park
    Trio of residential towers approved for Echo Park
    houses with thunder and hourglass
    LA could get reprieve on looming state housing deadline
    LA could get reprieve on looming state housing deadline
    Optimus Properties co-founders Kamyar Shabani and K. Joseph Shabani with the property at 4256 W. 2nd Street in Koreatown (Optimus Properties LLC, RentCafe)
    Optimus Properties buys seven apartment buildings in core of LA
    Optimus Properties buys seven apartment buildings in core of LA
    Yvette Mimieux with 500 Perugia Way (Getty, Jade Mills, iStock)
    Double feature: Yvette Mimieux’s estate under contract
    Double feature: Yvette Mimieux’s estate under contract
    From left: Massachi Industries' Alex Massachi and DM Development's Mark McDonald with 1725-1739 N. Bronson Ave
    Development duo moves ahead on 128-unit high-rise in Hollywood
    Development duo moves ahead on 128-unit high-rise in Hollywood
    G.H. Palmer Associates' Geoffrey Palmer with the Ferrante Development (Getty, G.H. Palmer Associates)
    Billionaire landlord Geoff Palmer to pay $12.5M for withheld security deposits
    Billionaire landlord Geoff Palmer to pay $12.5M for withheld security deposits
    LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and 24200 Hidden Ridge Road (Getty, EGC Real Estate Group)
    LA Rams QB Matthew Stafford flips Hidden Hills home for $21M
    LA Rams QB Matthew Stafford flips Hidden Hills home for $21M
    A photo illustration of the planned Vermont Lofts project at 966 South Vermont Avenue (SO.LA, Inc., iStock)
    Goodbye Dragon, hello housing: Yet another apartment complex planned for Koreatown
    Goodbye Dragon, hello housing: Yet another apartment complex planned for Koreatown
    arrow_forward_ios

    The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

    Loading...