Howard Lapham (May 11, 1914 – April 16, 2008) was a modernist architect whose notable residences exist primarily in Southern California. Born in Oklahoma City, Lapham relocated to the Coachella Valley in the California desert east of Los Angeles in 1954 from Stamford, Connecticut. He was 40 at the time of the move. Although he was a registered designer, Lapham intended on becoming a builder in his new desert home. Within a year, however, he was designing residences for wealth
Los Compadres: bounded by: north, Mesquite Avenue; east, Tahquitz Creek Golf Course; south, East Palm Canyon Drive, Escoba Drive, west, Farrell Drive Sonora Sunrise: bounded by: north, Mesquite Avenue; east, Farrell Drive; south, East Palm Canyon Drive, west, Sunrise Way Current number of single-family detached homes Active for Sale: 3 Price range, Active for Sale: $549,900 - $799,000 Average price, Active for Sale: $649,633 Current number of single-family detached homes Back
Canyon Corridor neighborhood: Bounded by: north, LaVerne Way; west, San Jacinto Mountains; south, Murray Canyon Drive; east, South Palo Fiero to East Santiago Way, to Sierra Madre Drive Current number of single-family detached homes Active for Sale: 6 Price range, Active for Sale: $539.900 - $1,875,000 Average price, Active for Sale: $986,150 Current number of single-family detached homes Active-Under Contract (Contingent) status: 2 Price range, Under Contract (Contingent): $
"Frustratingly low inventory levels in many parts of the country" take the blame from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) for a drop in July existing home sales, the first loss after four straight months of gains. Resales of single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and co-ops were 3.2 percent below the level of sales the previous month and were slower on an annual basis for the first time since last November, coming in 1.6 percent below the rate in July 2015. Completed
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has handed affluent homeowners a very big tax win over the IRS in a split court decision, Voss v. Commissioner, affecting significant numbers of people with jumbo loans. On August 1st (with little fanfare other than obscure press release posted on the IRS web site) the IRS agreed to “acquiesce” in the appellate court’s decision and apply the court’s decision nationwide. “We’re going to allow qualified unmarried co-owners to go beyond the $1.1
WE TAKE THE AIR CONDITIONER FOR GRANTED, BUT IMAGINE WHAT LIFE WOULD BE LIKE WITHOUT IT. Once considered a luxury, this invention is now an essential, allowing us to cool homes, businesses, hospitals, data centers, laboratories and other buildings vital to our economy and daily lives. In fact, air temperature is so important to us that 48 percent of all energy consumption in American homes is a result of cooling and heating, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Largely self-taught in the field of design, Chris Pardo spent eight years living/studying across the West Coast before returning to Seattle to attend the University of Washington’s Masters of Architecture program. While a student, he cofounded Pb Elemental Architecture along with former partner Dave Biddle. The firm grew quickly focusing not only on design, but also construction, development and real estate. In less than five years the duo had successfully designed over 500 p
There’s a ton of terrific, true, and essential home improvement advice out there. “Measure twice, cut once” comes to mind. Ditto “Pick remodeling projects with the best ROI.” But “Screw contractors, do it all yourself”? Not so much. Bottom line: There’s some very, very bad advice out there, fighting for attention along with the good. And much of this misdirection may actually be trotted out by friends and family who mean well. Unfortunately, good intentions won’t keep your ho