The post-war Case Study program by Arts & Architecture magazine was made famous by many of its iconic collaborators—architects like Richard Neutra, Craig Ellwood, and A. Quincy Jones. While the original designs number just over two dozen and are mostly found around Los Angeles, the efficient and experimental style inspired other architects during the program's run from 1945 to 1966. One such property, built in the case study style and completed in 1965, can be found a few hours up the coast from L.A. in San Luis Obispo.
While the exact architect of this home is unknown, the overall style shares many features with the classic Case Study Homes. An open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows create a bright interior that overlooks numerous surrounding trees. Outdoor areas are also located on all four sides, with a long, partially enclosed balcony stretching across the front facade and additional private outdoor spaces off each of the two bedrooms. More unique features include a sunken shower in the bathroom and a multi-level deck in the backyard.
Just minutes from the center of San Luis Obispo, the hillside home is nestled among the curvilinear streets and pocket parks of Monterey Heights, a historic community designed by the landscape engineers behind Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The home's stilted construction raises it to meet the surrounding hills while creating generous parking and outdoor areas on the approximately .11-acre lot. Keep scrolling to see more of the property, currently listed for $870,000.
314 San Miguel Avenue is currently listed for $870,000 by Elena Satmari (DRE# 01946074) and Jeff Prostovich (DRE# 00800031) of Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate.
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