The 1970s was a liberating era – socially and architecturally. It is no coincidence that this was also prime time in architect, Stanley Alan Sackley's career. Stan Sackley (1937-2001) graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from USC in1961 and worked primarily in Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
Though little is known about Mr Sackley, in the early 70s, he purchased numerous lots along Caliente Dr, bundling the sale of land with the design of his signature homes. If you drive down Caliente and you will find consistent trademarks of his modern design: strong horizontal and vertical lines, flat roofs, and retail doors that lead thru entry courtyards. Absent from the front are the clerestories and walls of glass found along the back and sides of the house; a design element that offers complete privacy from the street while providing resort style living off the back of the house. Additional design queues come from the horizontal lines of the garage doors to the backlit mailboxes he designed and installed.
Renovated and re-designed for its Modernism Week 2015 debut, this home, located at 2299 S. Caliente Dr. is one such shining example. Built in 1976 and renovated in 2015 by Thomboy Properties, key interior design elements include: open floor plan, varying ceiling heights, a soaring fireplace, a sunken bar, signature raked walls and walls of glass. While the architecture has been respectfully maintained to reflect the original vision of the architect, the design and flow of the home has been updated based on today’s tastes and lifestyle.
At 4,532 square feet, the house boasts four en suites, a media room and an office. The renovation is set off by magnificent 2’x4’ gray Italian porcelain flooring, punctuated by white shag carpet in the bedrooms. The floor-to-ceiling fireplace and sunken bar have been adorned with Heath dimensional tile. The gourmet kitchen, which features walnut cabinets, Jenn air appliances and white quartz countertops is now open to the rest of the house. The bathrooms demonstrate the same unparalleled detail from the custom cabinets to the free standing bathtubs, bidet, and Italian porcelain showers fitted with Hansgrohe fixtures.
The walls of glass, updated with IWC’s Keltic Door Series, open onto the most magnificent resort-style backyard complete with 16’ fire pit, outdoor kitchen and white plastered pool and spa. The perfect setting to relax or entertain and enjoy the amazing views of the San Jacinto mountains.
This home is a nod to the 1970s and to Mr Sackley’s unique point-of-view, quality and craftsmanship. It represents an unparalleled sense of luxury and style that was ahead of its time. Upon his death, a scholarship fund was created to assist financially needy USC architecture students. Sackley lives on!
On Friday evening (Feb 20th), you can enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and 70s music by the Gand Band at the 1976 Stan Sackley residence recently renovated by Thomboy Properties. Tickets are still available for this event. For ticket info, visit Stan Sackley Residence Tour by Thomboy Properties