Monday, January 21, 2013

This gorgeous house by Paul Kirk sits, abandoned for years, above the ravine across from my house.

When we moved here to Lake Heights from next-door Newport Hills, it looked like this.
Purchased by its present owner, it made its debut as an open house five years ago. 

According to his bio on the DOCOMOMO WEWA website, "During this time, his designs for single family residences displayed characteristics of the International Style with flat roofs, bands of windows, and simple cubic shapes.  Eventually, Kirk dismissed the International Style 'as an architecture which has been imposed on the land by man.'"

 The owner moved to Arizona after failing to sell the house during the housing crash in 2007-08.  She was asking $725,000 for it. 
She has since deceased.

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