Mid-century Modern Masterpiece Designated as Structure of Merit

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1920 Garden Street (courtesy photo)
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By the City of Santa Barbara

At the last meeting of 2022, the Historic Landmarks Commission designated an incredible mid-century modern masterpiece located at 1920 Garden Street as a Structure of Merit.

The house was designed by master Southern California Architect, Thornton Ladd, in 1956. Thornton Ladd also designed the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena and other iconic pieces in Southern California.

The house has beautiful terrazzo detailing and elegant large glass windows that bring the beautiful landscape into the house.

The Historic Landmarks Commission continually works with City staff to designate prominent and noteworthy buildings in the City as part of the critical effort to protect historic, architectural, archaeological, cultural, and aesthetically significant sites and buildings.

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a-1674746850 Jan 26, 2023 07:27 AM
Mid-century Modern Masterpiece Designated as Structure of Merit

1 photo of outside front on Redfin. It is beautiful.
$4,8 - 5 million
3 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,266 Sq Ft
This home last sold for $2,150,000 on Jun 24, 2003.
Modernist Pavillion by Thornton Ladd. Set back from st. on 3/4 acre, for privacy. Parklike rolling lawns, 100 yr. old oak trees. The house is a lg. classic pavil. on 2 levels w/ stunning use of glass & steel. Lg. spa & pool. Rms. are bright, spacious and open to lg. private gardens. Present owners are renowned collectors of museum modernist furniture & art. Exceptional property for next collectors.

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