The Nowling residence was built in 1962 amongst an avocado grove in La Habra Heights. The home was built by architect James De Long, who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright as a Taliesin fellow. The open floor plan, in the style of the famed architect, flows from room to room out to the pool and gardens. Now on the market for $1.6 million, the 2,882 square foot home features built-in cabinetry and furniture, panoramic views, and three bedrooms and bathrooms (the master suite comprises the entire first floor).
The original listing has scans of a 1967 LA Times Magazine issue that featured the home with an article entitled "An Air Of Old-Fashioned Grace," despite the fact that it was published just five years after the home was built. Perhaps even then, the wood paneling, built-ins, and other design features completely captured a time and aesthetic so thoroughly that even a few years distance was enough to date it. Now in 2011, the perfectly preserved home and much of the original furniture can completely transport visitors to a past era.
*This version of the article corrects mention of "Frank Gehry" to "Frank Lloyd Wright."