A Midcentury Modern Masterpiece in California Lists with a Cool Design Legacy

Once the home of the late Remy L. Chatain, a founder of LA-based CW Stockwell, this historic Pasadena gem is up for sale. Still featuring CW Stockwell’s iconic Martinique wallpaper, made famous by the Beverly Hills Hotel, the nearly 5,000-square-foot pad offers a unique legacy. Pinch yourself, because although it may look like a California dream with inspiring midcentury modern design elements, this $4.5 million listing is a reality.

Built in 1958, architectural firm McCarthy, Zemke and Hartfelder Architects originally designed the home. Like many midcentury moderns in LA, it is minimalist and focuses on fostering a connection to nature. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors provide plenty of natural light to decorate the interiors. The kitchen, recently renovated by architect John Bertram, centers the home and adds definition to the open layout.

Original terrazzo floors grace the main floors and flow out to the backyard paradise. A covered terrace leads down to the sparkling pool and deck, embracing the indoor/outdoor lifestyle California is famous for. The surrounding landscaping ensures privacy and makes it feel like a true oasis. When the temperature begins to drop, the peaceful views can still be enjoyed through the family room’s expansive wall of glass doors. The terrazzo fireplace adds to the serene dreamscape.

Other exciting perks include a gym, dark room, wine room, and bar. A true masterpiece in design, this abode is a rare find. It is currently owned by music video director Jeffery Plansker and Rita J. Whitney of The Agency holds this listing.