The Bissner House, South Pasadena
Harold Bissner Jr., 1981. The architect’s own late modern five-level, dramatic hillside home, located in the hills of South Pasadena with extraordinary views and iconic period details including mono-pitch shed style roofs; diagonal redwood siding and windows; and pipe chimneys. Dynamic interior spaces include sculptural walls and cathedral ceilings. A flexible open floor plan with Saltillo tile floors affords many different uses of the abundant spaces. Additions and renovations designed and undertaken by the architect, including a Japanese-inspired penthouse sunroom with covered deck, Kawara-type roof tiles, and wood latticework.
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