Keith York, Realtor
CA BRE# 01874926
(619) 417-2651
keith@modernsandiego.com
 

In sifting through San Diego's active real estate listings I think the following are of the most unique. While these are not my listings, I would be happy to provide you with help inquiring about any of these homes.

Sunday, May 14 2017

Exquisite example of a William Krisel, AIA design in Pacifica
Listed by Keith York for $1,200,000

Wednesday, April 19 2017


The Liebhardt Residence by architect Frederick Liebhardt (1949-1950) in La Jolla
Listed by Eric Chodorow, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService - MLS# 170019500

Frederick Liebhardt was born in Fresno on May 28, 1924 and grew up in San Marino and Pasadena, California. Prior to World War II, Liebhardt attended the Curtis Wright technical school and worked briefly in aircraft engineering. Following the war, Fred attended a local lecture by Frank Lloyd Wright. After Fred’s instructor showed Mr. Wright his drawings, he asked Fred and Mimi to visit Taliesin. According to Mrs. Liebhardt, “Come be with me before they ruin you” Wright stated. In 1947 they left Colorado to join the Taliesin fellowship of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation where Fred acquired the architectural orientation that he pursued throughout his career. At Taliesin, wife Mimi acquired early skills in interior design that would propel her through her own career. Both Mimi and Fred were at Taliesin (Spring Green, WI) and Taliesin West (Scottsdale, AZ) in 1949. Fred and Mimi returned to a small house in Pasadena, from which they visited La Jolla and Santa Barbara looking for a place to settle. Despite Fred’s opinion that San Diego was lacking in strong architecture, they decided to move to La Jolla. Soon after arriving in San Diego Fred worked for Lloyd Ruocco where he likely worked on the Holmgren Residence. Following this brief stint, Fred worked out of the Point Loma home of fellow Taliesin apprentice Loch Crane.

Tuesday, March 14 2017


Architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg's Yen Residence (1978)
Listed by Eric Chodorow, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService - MLS# 170012588

Kendrick Bangs Kellogg grew up in Mission Beach, in the backyard of his family home, where he is said to have designed and built his first structure (a fort or club house of sorts). He attended the University of Colorado, University of Southern California, and the University of California at Berkeley. Ken Kellogg returned to San Diego working short stints in the offices of Sim Bruce Richards and Dale Naegle before hanging out his shingle and creating some of the most unique organic architecture in the U.S.

Monday, February 20 2017

The Harrington Residence (1956) in Borrego Springs – included in 2009 Borrego Modern architectural tour
Listed by Bill Lawrence and Rebecca Falk Broker, Desert Way Realty – MLS# 170002196

Built in 1956 for Dr. & Mrs. Merrill Harrington of La Jolla, this three bedroom and two bath home is one of the earliest homes completed at de Anza Country Club. While the architect is unknown, it is likely the builder and designer was Hal Martinez (pronounced Martin-eh). During the 1950’s and 60’s, Martinez was one of the most prolific designers and builders in Borrego Springs. His resume of projects in the Valley is impressive and includes the initial de Anza clubhouse design and construction, builder for the Borrego Golf Club Estates as well as the design and construction of other prominent mid-century homes throughout the Valley.” The home was described in the 1956 What’s Building in Borrego article for the Borrego Sun: “…we have the beautiful new home of Dr. and Mrs. Merrill E. Harrington. This long, rambling ranch house with its many wonderful features is located across from the clubhouse alongside the No. 1 fairway.”

Saturday, January 28 2017


Private Home by Nakshab Development & Design in Mission Hills
Listed by Susana Mora, Coldwell Banker West - MLS# 170001736
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