Charles Moore Foundation acquires the landmark Burns House and its fabled organ

At the Burns House, a sprawling contemporary dwelling settled atop a hillside in Santa Monica Canyon, music and architecture intertwine. Designed by in 1973 by Charles Moore—the mastermind behind Sea Ranch, the innovative planned-community in Sonoma County—was realized for Leland Moore, an architecture aficionado and urban planning and housing economics professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Moore was looking for a house that followed traditional Californian design but that could also house a very particular element: a massive timber organ. Burns passed away last year at the age of 87 in his Santa Monica home, and now the house keys of his Santa Monica residence

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