Manuel Seff Residence (1951) Designed by Kenneth Lind AIA

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Via Curbed LA: We see it as Old Hollywood glamor now, but when it was made in 1951 for Hollywood screenwriter Manuel Seff, architect Kenneth Lind spruced up post-war modern design with "added exuberance and flourish" to combine the needs of a single-family residency with "high-life entertainment" and swinging parties. One look at the retro-shaped swimming pool and curved brick patio is enough to cue the lounge music and break out the cocktails, but the home is still enough of a blank slate to encourage what the official listing calls a "re-interpretation" of the home into a "Martini Modern style."

Smooth, seamless built-ins line the kitchens, hallways, and living room. Note the fire pit in the middle of the living room in slide #5, the curtained separation between the breakfast nook and the rest of the home in slide #6, and what the official listing describes as the "original historic fabric" of the home--perhaps in the pale pink couches and settees?

Photos by Scott Mayoral, courtesy of the official listing with Architecture For Sale.

Kenneth Lind, AIA Monte Leon Home
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