A restored midcentury residence by Case Study designer Craig Ellwood is now up for sale in Brentwood, California. Known as the Johnson House after its original owners, the modernist structure elegantly showcases its original construction, with exposed steel posts intersected by warmly colored wooden beams. The property has changed hands only a few times since its completion in 1953, with the current owners, who purchased the property in 2010, completing a full renovation that successfully updated the interior without losing Ellwood's signature style.
Although not formally trained as an architect, Ellwood's embrace of steel-framed construction and modernist designs led to the commission of midcentury residences that are still coveted by buyers today. He is also known for contributing three designs to the famous Case Study House program sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine.
One of those designs, Case Study House #16B in Bel Air, was built during the same year as this property. As such, Ellwood incorporated similar features into both structures—including the same eight-foot spacing sequences, as well as "floating" interior walls that stop short of the full ceiling height and appear to hover a few inches above the floor.
Offering three bedrooms, along with four full bathrooms, the 1,676-square-foot Johnson Residence sits along a dead-end street at the top of the neighborhood, with access to one of several area hiking trails nearby. The kitchen and all bathrooms were updated during the recent restoration, which also included the addition of a backyard pool. Keep scrolling to see more of the home, currently listed for $3,750,000.
The Johnson Residence, located at 1515 N Tigertail Road in Brentwood, California, is currently listed for $3,750,000 by Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates, Inc.
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