September 28th//Pacific Palisades, Press, Real Estate


Hear from the Architect Behind this Bold Neo-Modern Palisades Ranch

Perched atop the rolling hills of Pacific Palisades, 545 Catalonia Avenue is a neo-modern marvel, an iconic property from architect David Kellen.

Recently featured in California Home+Design, the residence offers an architectural marriage of two distinct styles, with the original 1950s ranch and a contemporary tower. Kellan’s innovation and artistry are on display throughout, creating a unique blend of what he calls “surprise and stimulation.”

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A student of Frank Israel and colleague of Frank Gehry, Kellan believes “the house challenges the user’s human experience.” In its innovative form, he says, it “stimulates the creativity and joy” of daily life.

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The home allows for maximum amounts of natural light with open spaces filled with natural materials and large windows offering stunning vistas. The master suite, “like a modern tree house” is housed within the tower and “almost soars in the air” with loft-style walls and breathtaking views.

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For Kellen, the intention was to maximize the space available. “The spaces interact to give the house a sense that it is much bigger than its actual size.” This dream was realized and the residence is an architectural gem that reads volume, architectural creativity and the stimulation of a happy daily life.

For more information about 545 Catalonia Avenue, please contact Partners Trust Founding Partner Richard Stearns.


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