Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Case Study House 1953 (Primary)
Case Study House 1953 (Historic)
1811 N BEL-AIR ROAD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1953-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Case Study House 1953 - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Craig Ellwood
Builder

Location Information

Addresses
1811 N BEL-AIR ROAD Primary
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Bel Air - Beverly Crest Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 5 (Council District)
BEL AIR-BEVERLY CREST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
BEL AIR NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: Modern, Mid-Century     Related Features: Mature vegetation
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Features
Component: Chimney Type: Unknown Material: none defined
Component: Cladding Type: Wood vertical boards; Stone, natural Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Steel Material: none defined
Component: Façade Type: Asymmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Irregular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Eaves, wide; Flat Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Grouped; Floor-to-ceiling Material: Steel

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-04-23
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Post-War Modernism, 1946-1975
Mid-Century Modernism, 1945-1975
Residential
Eligibility Standards
  • Unornamented wall surfaces
  • Flat roof, at times with wide overhanging eaves
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows, often flush-mounted metal framed
  • Retains the essential character defining features of Mid-Century Modernism from the period of significance
  • Simple, geometric volumes
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Horizontal massing
  • Direct expression of the structural system, often wood or steel post and beam
  • No CDFs/Associative Features checked
  • Integrity Aspects
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Setting
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Design
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    5S3
    3S
    Significance Statement
    This is a Case Study House designed by Craig Ellwood. It is an excellent example of Mid-Century Modern residential architecture with clean lines. According to research, it is still intact. However, the only truly visible portions are the Luxlite screens and carport.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1953-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 4e058d31-804b-4c3b-b743-55c14a1f7379
    Property Identification Number: 147B149 42
    House ID: 1001623

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - Bel Air - Beverly Crest Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    GPA Consulting, Inc. (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)
    Henry Salzman (was owned by / owned)
    Craig Ellwood (Architect/Designer, was designed by /designed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Bel Air-Beverly Crest Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)