The Longtime Pasadena Home of Modernist Architect Harold J. Bissner Has Sold for $1.8 Million

By Wendy Bowman Crafted in 1982 by noted Pasadena-born architect Harold J. Bissner Jr. — probably most known for collaborating with business partner Harold Zook to create the iconic look of Southern California’s Holland-themed Van De Kamp’s bakeries, with their signature folded plate roofs and towering windmills — this striking hillside structure served as the personal… Keep reading

An Acclaimed Architect’s Former Home—in All Its 1980s Splendor—Seeks $1.9M Near L.A.

By Kathryn M. Built into a steep and forested hillside, the striking residence designed by Harold J. Bissner Jr. features dramatic cathedral ceilings and a Japanese-inspired penthouse sunroom. In 1981, the acclaimed architect Harold J. Bissner Jr. designed and built his personal dwelling in South Pasadena, California. The site was particularly meaningful to Bissner Jr.,… Keep reading