A Mid-Century Gem Lands on the Market in Southern California
If you’ve ever wanted to own an architectural gem, this Southern California home has landed on the market for the first time since 1978. Built in 1954 for builder and craftsman Ken McLeod, the house is located in Claremont just east of Los Angeles with Fred McDowell credited as the architect. McLeod had close ties with McDowell, Theodore Criley, and Richard Neutra, which clearly shows in its mid-century design.
In 1965, the back of the home was damaged by fire, which resulted in McLeod collaborating with Rufus Turner on a new T-shaped, open design. While the front remains unassuming from the street, the back reveals wide open expanses of glass, including the extra tall panes at the back of living room, dining room, and den.
I’ve been decorating this house in my mind since I spotted it and have mentally already started packing!
The property boasts four bedrooms and two bathrooms, including the master which has its own private courtyard.
Photos by Cameron Carothers.