Verbin Residence | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Verbin Residence

The Verbin Residence, located at 1335 North Shadybrook Drive, is a unusual Modernist A-Frame and post-and-beam design by architect Norman Shapiro and structural engineer Kenneth S. Iwata. It was designed for Maurice and Doris Verbin, and indications are Mrs. Verbin played an important role in collaborating with the architect and building contractor George Balen. 

In 2013, the SurveyLA citywide historic resources inventory identified the Verbin Residence as individually eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, the California Register of Historical Resources, and as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument as an excellent example of aMid-Century Modern residence with an A-frame structure and distinctive Polynesian influences. Additionally, the Verbin Residence was identified in 2021’s SurveyLA’s L.A. Modernism Historic Context Statement for Postwar Modernism, and separately it was used as an example for the Subtheme: A-Frame Buildings.

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