The original Case Study House #18 by Craig Ellwood, “extensively remodeled and altered,” is for sale right now in Beverly Hills.
Its current form is more of a Regency-inspired exterior and an interior that combines brown floor tile, vaulted ceilings and skylights in the kitchen, and touches of what looks to be marble. The residence sits on a plot that’s just under an acre of land.
The four-bedroom house began its life in 1958 as a prefab house with a sleek, minimal design that was “strongly defined with color: ceiling and panels are off-white and the steel framework is blue.” (Images from the early days of the house can be seen at the website Mid-Century Home.)
“The original steel frame, pre-fab midcentury house potentially could be restored to its original intent,” says the listing, leaving the possibility open for a return to the past for the house.
The Case Study House program was sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine. The homes, designed from the mid-1940s to mid-1960s, were supposed to be replicable and affordable, and were aimed at building much needed housing in the post-World War II era.
This house, most recently owned by Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg and his wife, is listed for $8.7 million. (The property site shows the residence’s previous price, $9.5 million.)
- 1129 Miradero Road [Daniel Banchik and Amy Dantzler/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices]
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