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1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA

1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley

The first time on the market since 1967 and we have say, the Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA is well worth the wait.

1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley

That’s obviously down to the architecture itself, but also because of a wonderful restoration that has returned this house back to its original state.

1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley

The house dates back to 1953, designed by Ellwood for Gerry and Charles Bobertz, but has suffered since.

1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley

It was acquired by Keith York in 2000, who then undertook the extensive and painstaking renovation work, which involved pulling down a later addition and reintroducing some original design using both plans of the house and consulting those familiar with Ellwood’s work.

1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley

The result is what you see here. Walls of glass, beams, redwood walls, open space and of course, all the finishing touches of the period. The images could be straight out of a 1950s interior design magazine. Outside / inside living of course, with sliding glass doors accessing the landscaped yard.

1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley

As for space, that covers around 1,870 sq. ft. and includes all that lovely open reception plus three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a very stylish kitchen with colour block cabinets.

1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley

More images on the listing, all of which make us green with envy. If you want to make this your next home, the asking price is $800,000.

1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley

Images and details courtesy of Keith York. For more details or to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley
1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA (C) Darren Bradley

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