Tag: Gordon Kaufmann

Howard Hughes lived in a Coates-designed local home

Howard Hughes lived in a Coates-designed local home

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Roland E. Coate was among the architects hired to build dream homes for oil titans, bankers and film moguls in the robust real estate expansion of the first half of the 20th century. Coate was — in what is considered a golden age for home design — a stand-out. Many of his homes are in […]

Continue Reading

Period, historic neighborhood homes are Dennis Smith’s specialty

Period, historic neighborhood homes are Dennis Smith’s specialty

| May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Contractor and designer Dennis Smith bought a fixer upper on S. June St. and bit by bit brought the Spanish-style residence back to its 1923 glory. Modern touches include a six-foot by six-foot skylight showering a once-dark entryway with light. Salmon paint was stripped from an original wrought iron railing staircase after Smith purchased the […]

Continue Reading