This 1951 post and beam has classic lines and midcentury style on the outside, but updated finishes and a downright contemporary look on the inside. With its huge glass windows and neutral exterior, the dwelling blends into a landscaped half-acre lot in Studio City’s Fryman Canyon neighborhood, a favorite among celebrities including George Clooney and Bruno Mars.
Throughout the three-bedroom house, there are freshly redone terrazzo and hardwood floors. The exposed beams characteristic of this style of house remain, though there have clearly been many updates.
The living room includes a large fireplace and floating hearth, as well as a skylight. (There are more skylights in the kitchen.) Walls of glass look out onto the backyard, where there’s a landscaped patio, a sizeable pool, and an outdoor stone fireplace with a seating area.
The master bedroom features its own fireplace and seating area, as well as a connection to an outdoor patio area. The master bathroom, one of 3.5 in the house, offers dual sinks and plenty of light.
A rep for The Agency, which holds the listing, tells Curbed that the house was designed by architect Maynard Woodard, who once worked at Welton Becket & Associates as the senior vice president and chief of design. In 1953, the house was photographed by Julius Shulman, known for his work photographing some of the best practitioners of modern architecture in LA and beyond.
The house is listed for $4.85 million.
- Spectacular Architectural Estate, Studio City, CA [The Agency]