In the late 1950s, competitive motorcycle racer Max Bubeck enlisted the services of his friend, architect Allyn E. Morris, to design a home for him on a 9,896-square-foot plot of land in the hills of Glassell Park. The first single-family residence Morris designed, the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath house is a striking medley of steel, glass, stucco, and concrete block.
In accord with the SoCal Modernist directive to merge indoors and out, the 1,950-square-foot home features clerestory windows, sliding glass walls, and a cantilevered, circular fireplace surrounded by an atrium. The property also boasts multiple patios and gardens, a pool with spa, and a detached pool house. According to public records, the Bubeck Residence last sold in 2010 for $750,000. It’s now on the market with an asking price of $1.395 million, and will be hosting open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 28, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.