Three California Houses: The Homes of Max Palevsky by Aaron Betsky & Richard Barnes

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Three California Houses: The Homes of Max Palevsky by Aaron Betsky & Richard Barnes

folio. pp. 160. illustrated. index. hardcover cloth. dw. (near fine - front cover bit bowed). New York: Rizzoli, [2002].

ISBN-10: 0847824705 / ISBN-13: 9780847824700

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This glorious book showcases three architecturally important private residences, now owned by and home to the expansive art collections of Max Palevsky, director emeritus of Intel. Each house has either been restored or reworked by a well-known contemporary architect to make a magnificent showplace. The three houses together encapsulate the twentieth-century architectural history of Southern California.

Presented in detail are the Palm Spring House, by renowned mid-century modernist architect Craig Ellwood; the extravagant Malibu Spanish-style House, with interior renovations by renowned Italian architect Ettore Sottsass; and the opulent Beverly Hills House of the 1920s by George Washington Smith-with interiors that have been reworked recently by the young and already well-known avant-garde California architect Coy Howard.