Architect Walter S. White designed the Modernist style house for Leonard and Jean Krupnick in 1946. Architectural designer Jon P. and Charlotte Austin Antelline purchased the house in the mid-60s and designed an addition in 1965. The couple divorced in 1969 with Charlotte receiving the house in the divorce settlement. Although not formerly trained as an architect Antelline relied on experience working at his father Fred's general contracting and engineering firm. A house he designed for his father in Rancho Santa Fe in 1960 was photographed by architectural photographer Julius Shulman.