Donald Boettner, Builder/Contractor, 1955. Although its origins may be found in nineteenth century haciendas and rancheros, the modern California Ranch evolved into a distinctive vernacular architectural style that defined the Southern California landscape in the decades following WWII. A modest, low-pitched roofline, generous eaves extending outward, wide-plank horizontal siding, casement windows, and special ornamental touches like the 'birdhouse' over the garage became synonymous with optimistic living in the 1950s in nearly all parts of the region. More importantly, the postwar ranch symbolized success, modernity, and independence. It must be noted that Donald Boettner's 1955 design bears striking similarity to some of the thousands of ranch homes constructed by William Mellenthin in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. While current research has not revealed a direct connection between Boettner and Mellenthin, it should be noted that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. As such, this yellow, wood clad house is representative of California's unique architectural history.
Sold $610,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • Garage, 2 Spaces
  • 1490 Sqft
  • 9415 Lot
Matthew Berkley, MA
Matthew Berkley, MA
Partner
mberkley@dppre.com
Mobile (626) 665-3699
CalDRE #01305277
Kealy Alkana
Kealy Alkana
Partner
kalkana@dppre.com
Mobile (626) 374-1850
CalDRE 02007447

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726 La Breda Avenue is a residential property located in West Covina, CA. This property sits on a 9415 sqft lot, is 1490 sqft, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.