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The Thies Residence by Carl Maston in Studio City Hits The Market

[Update August 21, 2013]: This home sold for $2,210,000 on Jun 21, 2013.

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11051 Wrightwood Lane
4 Beds/3 Baths on 3,320 sqft on a total lot size of 0.39 acres built in 1958 in Studio City which hit the market on May 3, 2013 for $1,995,000 and was last purchased on January 6, 1999 for $860,000. This home was built by Carl Maston who graduated from USC's school of architecture. Maston also designed the Valley Ice Skating Center in Tarzana that was demolished I believe sometime in the 70's and replaced with a strip shopping mall located at 18361 Ventura Blvd.  Here is a bio from USC:
Carl Maston (1915-1992) was an influential mid-century modern architect based in Los Angeles. Known for his stark modern style and inventive use of concrete structural solutions, his 100+ works can be seen throughout Southern California. Born Carl Mastopietro in Jacksonville, Illinois, he first studied music before settling on architecture while at USC. Upon graduating in 1937, he went to work for several local architectural offices before setting off on his own in 1946.
For the next 40 years, Maston and his office completed projects such as commercial buildings, shopping centers, institutional buildings, private homes, residential buildings, and military housing units locally and nationally. His first of several design awards was for Maston (or Marmont) House in West Hollywood, a late Craftsman-style home. In 1946, he was commissioned to build the Pandora Apartments -- the first of his experiments with the garden aparment design. Along with Ray Kappe, Maston went on to contribute to the quintessential California apartment complex, particularly with the National Boulevard Apartments. Other notable completed projects include Hillside House, the Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design, the Chiat House in South Pasadena, Valley Ice Skating Center in Tarzana, and the Creative Arts Building at Cal State San Bernardino. In addition, he helped create the Los Angeles Community Design Center and served on the Los Angeles Planning Commission for five years.
Maston was the 1989 recipient of the USC Distinguished Alumni Award for excellence in design and innovative leadership in public service. Semi-retired but still teaching courses at USC and accepting architectural commissions, Carl Maston was 77 when he died of colon cancer in Los Angeles.
The listing description states:
The Thies Residence, an exemplary architectural home from Carl Maston, award winning graduate of the USC school of architecture. Modernist lines abound throughout this home evidenced by folded plate ceiling details to the endless rows of floor to ceiling glass windows. The indoor/outdoor flow feels seamless. Spend summer days taking a dip in the sparkling pool or collecting your thoughts by the koi pond. Polished cement flooring adds to the sleek luster of this light and bright home.
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