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Our Company specializes in the valuation of both Historic and Architectural Homes. We keep in close contact with two Real Estate Brokers who specialize in sale of these property types. We feel it is important to keep on top of current listings and sales.
The first is Mr. Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates. (click on the blue words to review Mr. Doe's Company Website - but be sure to come back here!) The second is Mr. Brien Linder of "The Value of Architecture" . (again click on the blue words above to review Mr. Linder's and Mr. Doe's Websites & then return here.) Both of these firms have designed there whole business model around the premise that "architecture creates value".
The most important aspect of the valuation of an Historic or Architectual property is examining the "Provenance", of a property. We have developed an analysis using the Provenance in order to extract the value of the historic and/or architectural value of a property. For more information about Provenance or historical home valuation, click here. If you have an architectural home or historic home and want to have it appraised go to the bottom of this form and fill out the contact form. We will get in contact with you
Please scroll down to see some of the Historic and Architectural homes that our Company has appraised. Also included is a short “Bio” of each of these homes:
THE MANOLA COURT APARTMENTS, ALSO KNOWN AS THE HERMAN SACHS APARTMENTS
This a 16-unit apartment building located in the Silver Lake District of Los Angeles, known both as the Manola Court Apartments and Hermann Sachs apartments. I appraised this building for the Trust that owned it. It was designed by highly regarded modernist architect Rudolph Shindler, (1887 to 1953) for his friend and client, artist/designer, Herman Sachs and was built in several phases from 1926 to approx. 1940.
This building was listed at one time by Mr. Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates. Mr. Does provides the following description of the project in the Listing:
“Shindler steps the abstractly ornamented buildings up the hillside, and creates a sense of community by interconnecting living space with garden walkways. International recognition of this low density garden complex strengthens eligibility for possible historic monument designation”
THE JULIUS SHULMAN HOUSE & STUDIO:
Our Company had the honor of being selected by the Estate of the late Julius Shulman to appraise his house and studio. Mr. Shulman was the preeminent photographer of Modernist Architectural properties of the late 20th Century.
Mr. Shulman's house and attached photographic studio is located in the Hollywood Hills. The house was designed by Raphael Soriano, well known Modernist Architect. Mr. Shulman resided here and maintained his studio here until his passing in July 2009.
This is the last standing metal sided Mondern Home designed by Soriano. The house is in pristine condition and is located on a very private 3/4 ac. site with city lights views.
HISTORIC/ARCHITICTURAL & LUXURY HOME
South San Rafael area of Pasadena. I appraised this English Manor House in the late-1980's. One of the finest Historic and Architectural homes I have appraised.
It was the original "Batman House" of the 1960's Batman Television Series.
Designed by Morgan, Walls & Clemetes and built in 1927-1928. Over 16,000 SF main house, located on approx. 4.9 Acres.
Most recently sold for $4,400,000 in 4/1999.
HISTORIC & ARCHITECURAL HOME
Los Robles Place - Ganesa Hills - Pomona, CA
1930 built Mediterranean Estate located on a promontory lot overlooking the Western Inland Empire. I appraised this house for its recent sale in March 2007 @ $1,550,000 - the highest price home ever to sell in Pomona.
Listed & sold by Geoff Hamill of Prudential Wheeler Stephen Real Estate in Claremont, CA.
ARCHITECURAL HOME -
SAN JOAQUIN DRIVE CANYON LAKE, CA
I appraised this home for its Construction Loan; it is now nearing completion. Excellent quality 11,000 + SF Mid-Century Modern style home on lakefront lot. Promontory lot facing down the entire length of Canyon Lake.
Currently listed for sale for $3,950,000 by: Brernt Stackhouse of Best Canyon Lake Real Estate. Co-Listed by Mr. Brian Linder of "The Value of Architecture" company. Click on the colored words to be taken to Mr. Linders Site. (Come back, of course)
TYROL DRIVE - LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Good quality Contemporary Style home in the "Top of the World" area of Laguna Beach, CA. Designed by Architect Mark Singer. (Click on his name to go to his site) Mr. Singer has designed several homes in this "Top of the World" area of Laguna Beach and his homes are in demand when they come up for sale.
Excellent open floorplan and use of concrete floors and very large windows to capture the views.