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Designer Robert Sweet’s renovation of a Rancho Palos Verdes property honors the home’s original, midcentury architect, Pierre Koenig. (Photo credit: Chang Kyun Kim)

Ticketholders of the South Bay Home Tour, held on Saturday, May 30, will have the opportunity to visit the Henbest House (pictured above), originally built in 1966 by iconic midcentury architect Pierre Koenig, the mastermind of Case Study houses #21 and #22. In 2013, Robert Sweet completed a historically sensitive renovation of the Rancho Palos Verdes structure, repairing the dilapidated perimeter wall and wrapping it in ipe wood siding. A new swimming pool— which was inspired by Koenig’s original site plan but never realized—replaces a koi pond and pergola that were added after the original house was constructed.

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The Walker Residence sits on a one-acre, gently sloping lot in the Pasadena foothills, and offers 360-degree views of the San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles, and the coastline. This new build will be one of five gorgeous homes open for viewing on our East Side Home Tour, taking place on Sunday, May 31. which won a 2015 AIA Citation award, is completely transparent—all structural elements are visible in its open floor plan. The great room opens to the courtyard, which is perfect for entertaining. The dining room and wine cellar open to an intimate dining patio with a fireplace.


(Photo credit: Eric Staudenmaier)

This 4,660-square-foot house in Venice opens up onto a similarly sized backyard. The kitchen, dining room, and living room offer easy garden access, thanks to a combination of sliding mahogany screens and glass doors. Designed by Renzo Zecchetto Architects, the Berman Residence is one that will be featured during the upcoming Dwell on Design West Side Home Tour on May 23.

To get more of a sneak peek inside more of these brilliantly designed homes, read our article on and visit our Los Angeles Home Tours page.

Originally submitted by Brandi Andres