This stylish modern residence in Granada Hills was built in 1960, the same year that an American spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, worsening relations between the two nuclear superpowers.
Perhaps that explains why, per the listing, a bomb shelter was constructed beneath the house (it now serves as a particularly well-insulated basement). Other features of the home have also been updated, but the property retains plenty of Cold War-era features, including vaulted ceilings, terrazzo floors, and soaring walls of glass.
The roomy house has 4,095 square feet of living space, with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. Other interior features include a light-filled entry room with living ferns, clerestory windows, and a two-sided living room fireplace framed by an impressive wall of stone.
The home sits on a half-acre lot near the Knollwood Country Club. The parcel includes a grassy lawn, a covered patio, and a swimming pool and spa.
Asking price is $1.399 million.
- 16821 Maiden Lane [Patrick Brown, Brian K. Courville/Pacific Union]