Pedigreed post & beam on the outskirts of Griffith Park asks $1.6M

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Positioned high in the hills of Los Feliz near the Crystal Springs Drive entrance to Griffith Park, this spiffy time capsule was designed by Robert Theron Peters in 1962.

Among the crop of talented modernists that emerged from USC’s School of Architecture after World War II, Peters began his career at the building firm of Lamport, Cofer, Salzman, where he met Craig Ellwood. When Ellwood, who had no architecture license or formal training at the time, opened his own firm, he brought Peters along; according to Neil Jackson’s book California Modern: The Architecture of Craig Ellwood, Peters, “probably more than anyone” deserved credit for helping launch the future Case Study designer’s career.

Now on the market for the first time in a decade, the 2,055-square-foot post-and-beam features three bedrooms, two baths, an open-plan living/dining room, vaulted beamed ceilings, a double-sided fireplace, custom built-ins and cabinetry, clerestory windows, and the proverbial walls of glass showcasing spectacular city and mountain views.

Last sold in 2006 for $1.25 million, it’s now listed with an asking price of $1.625 million. Open house is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. next Saturday and Sunday.

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