1948 Contemporary – Ontario, CA – $750,000

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Added to OHD on 2/16/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/13/19   -   30 Comments
205 E 6th St, Ontario, CA 91764

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  • $750,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 2040 Sq Ft
  • 0.32 Ac.
Paul Williams architect designed Mid-Century classic. Masterpiece design by famed architect, Paul Revere Williams, FAIA 1894-1980. The Dr. R. N. Williams residence. Historically designated as a landmark home in 2006. A Charles Phoenix Home Tour house. Once featured on the cover of Forgotten Modern, California Houses 1940-1970, written by architectural historian Alan Hess. Beautifully preserved property. Contemporary modern style custom built circa 1948 home approx. 2,040 square feet boasts three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Home boasts a great room concept accented with Sam Maloof designed cabinetry, high ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, and multiple walls of glass. Smooth ceilings and abundant storage throughout. Kitchen with eating area. Approx. 300 square feet, separate guest quarters/art studio with bathroom. Circular driveway plus 3 car carport. Nearly a third acre lot offers a covered brick patio, grassy gardens, and a magnificent majestic oak tree. Coveted neighborhood of architectural and historic significance. A rare find seldom available for sale.
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30 Comments on 1948 Contemporary – Ontario, CA – $750,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The architecture is interesting but the owners decor really makes the place.

  2. Avatarcalifornianinkansas says: 108 comments

    This is my hometown! I grew up right on the south Ontario-Chino border, across from the Ag Preserve. This stunning house in on the north Ontario-Upland border. It’s in a perfect location because it’s an hour from the beaches, 30-45 minutes from the mountains, and an hour from Palm Springs. It’s about a 30-45 minute drive from Disneyland, depending on traffic.

  3. RossRoss says: 2406 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    The late 1940s is a really interesting period.

    It’s post the Deco- and Moderne-eras.

    It’s pre-Atomic Age.

    People that own late 40s homes however tend to decorate with a Deco, Moderne, or Atomic aesthetic. This however diminishes the inherent qualities of a late 1940s home.

    If I owned a late 40s house I would go to eBay and buy copies of House & Garden and Better Homes and Gardens from, say, 1946 to 1950. I would immerse myself in the articles, the colors, and, importantly, the ads. By furnishing my house as such, I would end up with something distinctive from the Era With No Name.

  4. AvatarAnne M. says: 559 comments
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    Hopkinton, MA

    The furnishings are the icing on the cake here – that tv in the room with the twin beds!

    • AvatarPeggy Sullivan says: 40 comments

      I agree with you about the furnishings and décor…I’d buy it if I could …just for the TV in the downstairs casual room…my kids had a version in orange and cream on which they watched their first Sesame Street show in B&W

  5. SueSue says: 303 comments
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    1802 Cape

    At what point after this era did we decide it wasn’t a good idea to put in built ins and fabulous storage options?

    • AvatarJeff says: 41 comments

      Post WW2, once tract housing started becoming popular, and Architects were absorbed with Modernism (which the public wasn’t accepting). The built-ins really caught on with the Bungalows as a way to reduce the quantity of furniture a household needed to store everything. I don’t think we have progressed very much, have we?


    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Labor costs, pure and simple. People don’t even want walls anymore, and builders are happy to oblige.

  6. AvatarLin says: 67 comments

    I Love it!! A Blast from the PAST Man Groovy

  7. AvatarSandyF says: 126 comments

    I am surprised that this gem is still on the market-it has been listed for awhile. It is stunning. Ontario has some great historic properties. It was listed in 2018 for over $1M. This beauty deserves the prefect owner. CA is lucky to have it.

  8. RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Groovy dude. Hard to admire the architecture from all the (mmmmm, committed), collection.
    Really liking the exterior color scheme.
    Did someone decapitate the patio fireplace chimney?
    They could charge admission for this museum.

  9. AvatarAPhid says: 21 comments

    I spent entirely too long this morning staring at the CA abbreviation and trying to figure out how they managed those cacti and a palm tree in Ontario CANADA. More tea is needed I think.

  10. AvatarLeanne says: 7 comments

    This house is perfection, right down to avocado green/orange/brown exterior colors.

  11. AvatarPaul Wilczynski says: 8 comments

    Where’s the kitchen?

    • Avatarddbacker says: 384 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      2,000 private residences (wow!), many in Hollywood Hills and Wilshire, including some very famous clients: Frank Sinatra (the notorious pushbutton house), Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Lon Chaney, Sr., Lucille Ball, Julie London, Tyrone Power (two houses), Barbara Stanwyck, Bert Lahr, Charles Correll, Will Hays, Zasu Pitts, and Danny Thomas. Thanks for the info.

  12. AvatarDianeEG says: 486 comments
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    I rather thought there would be more to this house inside especially considering the price point and build up. Maybe my problem is because it’s in that between era and I’m trying to fit it before or after. Wonder why the kitchen isn’t pictured. Nice lot and landscaping.

  13. PatrickPatrick says: 11 comments

    Holy starburst! I’ve died and gone to MCM Heaven.

  14. jkmartin941jkmartin941 says: 8 comments

    Years ago I live just a 5 minute walk from this house and used to see most everyday. I admired it then and still do to this day. I was surprised when I seen it here and delighted at the same time because now I am able to see the interior. californianinkansas is correct, it is in the middle of most everything a person could want to do…beaches, mountains and deserts. Disneyland, Knott’s Universal Studios or most any other major Southern California attraction is easily reached with 1-2 hrs. Whoever buys this home will be in for a treat.

  15. brigidbrigid says: 255 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    This is definitely not my style, but it is so fun to look at. I agree with Rosewater they could charge admission. And did anyone else notice the cars in the garage? I believe they are vintage also!

  16. AvatarSusan LaDuke says: 14 comments

    WOW! Feel like I was just transported back in time! This is stunning!!!

  17. Avatarpamibach says: 120 comments

    Nicely done modern house design

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