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STEVEN EHRLICH, FAIA RIBA (1946-)


Steven Ehrlich was born in New York City and grew up in the Radburn section of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1969. Upon graduating, Ehrlich spent six years working in Africa, serving for two years in the Peace Corps as its first architect in Marrakesh, Morocco. Ehrlich traveled across the Sahara and taught architecture at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. Ehrlich moved to Venice CA in 1979 and established a small residential studio. Ehrlich coined multicultural modernism, which advocates a sensitivity to the local culture in design. Ehrlich's studio became Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects. The forty-person firm was awarded the 2015 AIA National Architecture Firm Award and the 2003 AIA California Council Firm Award. Ehrlich has taught at Montana State University, SCI-Arc, and UCLA. He has been a visiting professor at the USC School of Architecture and a visiting design critic at Harvard University, Yale University, and Woodbury University. Bio adapted from Wikipedia. Research by Catherine Westergaard Cramer.


1974 - The Carey House, Grafton VT. Status unknown.


1974 - The Katz House, Dummerston VT. Status unknown.


1974 - The Taylor House, Westminster West VT. Status unknown.


1974 - The Rostane House, Okamiden, Morocco. Status unknown.


1979 - The Howard Swann House, 1675 Weston Road, Scotts Valley CA. Sold in 2013 to Elisa and John Morozumi.


1981 - The Robertson Renovation, Santa Monica CA. Status unknown.


1982 - The Ron Semler House, 31727 Mulholland Way, Malibu CA. House destroyed in the 2018 Woolsey fire, along with several other buildings.


1984 - The Buchalter and Friedman House, Brentwood CA. Status unknown.


1984 - The Vining and Doughty House, Lambertville NJ. Status unknown.


1985 - The Sundance Housing Development, Rialto CA. Status unknown.


1985 - aka Housing for New Rural Villages, Marrakech Morocco. Status unknown.


1985 - The Buchalter-Friedman House, Los Angeles CA. Featured in GA Houses 21. Built by Ellen Buchalter. Status unknown.


1986 - The Futiko-Tamagowon House of the Future, Tokyo Japan. Model House for the Tokyo Housing Expo with Yamada and Associates. Featured in Architecture Magazine, July 1987.


1986 - The Miller and Nazzrey House, Los Angeles CA. Status unknown.


1987 - The Robertson House, Sun Valley ID. Status unknown.


1988 - The California West Townhouses, aka The El Dorado plan, off Santa Susanna Pass Road, Chatsworth CA. Kaufman and Broad Developer. Plan 1, The Eldorado, was a 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath unit, 1000-1500 sf townhome. Won the 1988 Elan Award for "Best Architectural Design for an Attached Home from 1,000-1,500 sf."


1989 - The Richard Ripple House, 1338 Preston Way, Venice CA. Sold in 1994 to David and Zane Stern. Sold in 1998 to George Gerba and Nancy Martin. Photos by Michael Locke.


1989 - The Nely Galán House, 2507 Grand Canal, Venice CA. Bob Douroux was the builder. The compound marries a Postmodern house with two re-imagined 1922 cottages. Dubbed the "Tropical Tycoon" by The New York Times Magazine, Galán was the first Latina president of Telemundo television network. Photos by Michael Locke.


1990 - The John and Jennie Friedman House, 728 Kingman Avenue, Santa Monica CA. Paster Construction was the builder. Photo by Michael Locke.


1990 - The Ehrman and Coombs House, Santa Monica CA. Won a 1991 Merit Award from the California Council of the AIA. Status unknown.


1990 - The Nesburn and Friedman House, Brentwood CA. Status unknown.


1990 - The Chiate House, Malibu CA. Status unknown.


1990 - The Robert and Lauri Plattner House, 1747 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands NY. Status unknown.


1990 - The Elaine Spierer House, 2311 Ocean Front, Venice CA. Spierer is a Venice Beach-based real estate developer. Robert Douroux was the builder. Sold in 1993 to Edward K Connors. Sold in 2004 to Terence Lee Zehrer. Sold in 2007 to William Edwards. Sold in 2009 to Hos Ocean Front Walk LLC. Top two photos by Michael Locke.


1990 - The Neil Carey Israel House, 1273 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica CA. Israel is a writer and director known for Bachelor Party (1984), Real Genius (1985) and Look Who's Talking Too (1990). Structural engineering by Parker Resnick. Built by Michael McDowell. Featured in GA Houses 39. Sold in 2003 to Michael Warren. Sold in 2018 to the Noonan Family Trust in 2018. Bottom three photos by Michael Locke.


1990 - The Hannah Hempstead Renovation, 835 Dickson Street, Marina Del Rey CA. Hempstead is a film producer and art gallery owner. Original single- story house built in 1952. Ehrlich designed a second story addition and then a carport in 1992. Built by Prather Construction. Structural engineering by Parker Resnick. Featured in GA Houses 39. Still owned by Hempstead as of 2021. Top two photos by Michael Locke.


1991 - The Rod Shapiro Canal House, 211 Sherman Canal, Venice CA. Robert Douroux was the builder. Sold in 2003 to Charles and Lynda Taylor. Sold in 2008 to actress Maura Tierney. Sold in 2010 to Jacob and Teresa Simon. Top two photos by Michael Locke.


1991 - The Villa del Este Condominiums, Corona del Mar CA. Unsure if built. Status unknown.


1991 - The Jenson House, Malibu CA. Status unknown.


1992 - The Tom and Miriam Schulman House, 645 Tuallitan Road, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1989. Built by Winters-Schram; structural, Steven Perlof; landscape design, Robert Cornell. Sold in 2014 to Michael Lafetra.


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1993 - The David and Lindy Israel Addition and Remodel, 8673 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles CA. Elliott Prather was the builder. Ehrlich added a second floor, remodeled the kitchen, added a new gallery and family room on the first floor. For sale in 2021. Photos by Michael Locke.


1994 - The Norred House, Malibu CA. Status unknown.


1995 - The Machtinger House Interior, Santa Barbara CA. Status unknown.


1995 - The Bob Douroux and David Guc House, Venice CA. Commissioned 1988. Featured in GA Houses 49.


1995 - The Perry Farrell House, 2008 Glencoe Avenue, Venice CA. Built by Elliott Prather. A radical transformation of a 1949 California bungalow for the Jane's Addiction frontman, Perry Farrell. The most prominent feature is the two-story barrel vault that runs the length of the structure and includes a loft bedroom/office, 2 bedrooms downstairs, 2 baths, and a rooftop terrace. Featured in GA Houses 44. Sold in 2010 to Michael and Sheila Siegel. Top photo by Michael Locke.


1996 - The Hayashida House, Kobe Japan. Status unknown.


1997 - The Richards and Ebert House, Telluride CO. Status unknown.


1997 - The Lo House, Diamond Bar CA. Status unknown.


1998 - The Benenson House, aka Canyon Residence, 605 Hightree Road, Santa Monica CA. Commissioned 1989. 7400sf. Built by CER Development; structural engineer, Bruce and Parker Resnick; landscape design, Jay Griffith; interiors, Phillippa Seth-Smith. Featured in GA Houses 39; 100 of the World's Best Houses, Volume 1.


1998 - The Barry Munitz Renovation, 507 Euclid Street, Santa Monica CA. Original house built in 1986. Status unknown.


1998 - The Jan and Eddie Woods Residence, Santa Monica CA. Built by CER Development. Interiors by Jan Woods. Featured in GA Houses 57. Status unknown.


2001 - The Miriam Wosk Renovation, 436 Adelaide Drive, Santa Monica. Original 1926 Mediterranean house turned into a home and artist work space. The renovation added a hangar-like artists studio. Sold in 2014 to DHMC Inc. Sold in 2015 to AMl Investment VIII, David Holmes.


2001 - 35 Sunset Avenue, Venice CA.


2002 - The Koffler House, Pacific Palisades CA. Status unknown.


2002 - The Steven Ehrlich House, 700 Palms Boulevard, Venice CA. Structural, Parker Resnick; built by Mark Shramek. Featured in: GA Houses 84; 100 of the World's Best Houses, Volume 3. Top photo by Michael Locke.


2002 - The Kendrick Royer House, 2420 Grand Canal, Venice CA. Sold in 2013 to Marguerite Park. Sold in 2014 to Robert M. Downs. For sale in 2021. Top photo by Michael Locke.


2002 - The Beach Lofts, 23-25 Brooks Avenue, Venice CA. Four-unit loft. Top photo by Michael Locke.


2002 - The James Webster House. Status unknown.


2003 - The Goldstein-Porter House, Venice CA. Status unknown.


2003 - The Benarroch House, Los Angeles CA. Status unknown.


2003 - The San Pedro Tower Lofts for Lee Group, San Pedro CA. Status unknown.


2005 - The Charles and Kharlene Boxenbaum House, 700 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills CA.


2005 - The Asher Waldfogel and Helen MacLean House, 300 Santa Rita Avenue, Palo Alto CA.


2005 - The Josh and Linda Leonard House. Status unknown.


2006 - aka House in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 35,000 sf. Status unknown.


2008 - The Market Mews, 741 Mildred Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Sanchez Bros. Construction Inc. was the builder. Each of the eight units in the complex has 2-bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 1695sf with 14-foot roll up windows. The entry level provides a two car garage, foyer, guest bedroom or office which opens up to a garden and bath. The upper level comprises a living room divided by a chimney hearth from the dining room and a master suite. Top photo by Michael Locke.


2008 - The Leland and Marian Ziedler House, 451 Seaview Drive, Aptos CA.


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2009 - The Ernie and Diane Steinmetz Wolfe House, 1950 Butler Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Ehrlich associate architect Ray Lobello was the lead architect. The pitched roof Cor-Ten steel structure, based on a Quonset hut, is meant to evoke African vernacular architecture, showcasing the clients' collection of African art and furniture. Top photo by Michael Locke.


2009 - The Juan and Dominique (Mielle) Carrillo House, 884 Chautauqua Boulevard, Pacific Palisades CA.


2013 - The Thom and Sarah McElroy House, 121 Riviera Way, Irvine Cove, Laguna Beach CA. Sold in 2017 to Edward O. Thorp.


2016 - The Stefan Kreuzer and Barbara Schroeder House, 703 Kuhlman Road, Houston TX.


2016 - The Susan Harbert Renovation, aka Blue Sail House, 18016 Blue Sail Drive, Pacific Palisades CA. Original house built in 1965 (top photos).


2017 - The Stephanie Levine House, 221 South Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills CA.


2017 - The Coldwater Canyon House, Beverly Hills CA. Status unknown.


2017 - The Bayview House, Hermosa Beach CA. Unbuilt.


2018 - The David and Stephanie Berger House, aka The Spectral Bridge House, 648 Milwood Avenue, Venice CA. A collaboration between Ehrlich and visual artist Johannes Giradoni.


2018 - The Donald Lee and Shirley Hu House, 446 19th Street, Santa Monica CA.


2018 - aka Ridge Mountain House, San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.


2018 - 1934 Waverley Street, Palo Alto CA.


2019 - The Westridge House, Portola Valley CA. Unbuilt.


2019 - The Takashi Yanai and Patti Rhee House, aka Kingsland House, Mar Vista, Los Angeles CA. Designed by the owners, EYRC partners.


2019 - The Radcliffe House, Pacific Palisades CA. Unbuilt.


2019 - The Spring Road House, Ross CA. Status unknown.


2020 - aka Stradella Road Remodel and Addition, Bel Air CA. Original house built in 1969. Addition included a second floor. Status unknown.


2021 - The SB Baxter LLC House, aka Baxter Street House, 2336 Baxter Street, Silver Lake CA. DTK Builders, Inc. is the builder. Bottom photo by Michael Locke.


Sources include: Steven Ehrlich: A Dynamic Serenity by Michael Webb; Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects.