$3.2 Million Homes In California

$3.2 Million Homes In California

 
Los Angeles | $3.198 Million.

A 1923 concrete-block house with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.2-acre lot.

This house, which has twice appeared on the cover of Architectural Digest, was designed by Lloyd Wright, after working with his father, Frank Lloyd Wright, on the Hollyhock House, one of Wright’s most significant Los Angeles buildings. It is half a block north of Sunset Boulevard, in the Sunset Square Historic Protection Overlay Zone. Hollywood & Highland, the shopping-and-dining complex, is a little more than a mile away. Driving to downtown Los Angeles takes about half an hour.

Size: 2,158 square feet.

Price per square foot: $1,270.

Indoors: This property is sheltered from the street by privacy hedges. A gate opens to the front lawn, a courtyard, and the house, which is constructed of concrete blocks inspired by Mesoamerican architecture, a signature of both Wrights’s work during this period.

Inside is a sunny foyer. To the right is a living room with hardwood floors, a free-standing concrete-block fireplace, and a couple of windowed nooks, one with room for two chairs and the other with room for a desk.

To the left is a dining room with hardwood floors, more concrete-block details, and access to an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an original built-in seat under windows overlooking the yard.
 
 
A staircase in the foyer leads to three bedrooms on the second level. The primary bedroom, near the top of the stairs, is big enough to hold a king-size bed, with a separate sitting area. This bedroom and the one next door have access to a long balcony. The third bedroom is currently used as a den. All three bedrooms have the use of a bathroom with a combined shower and tub, finished in glossy black tile.

The fourth bedroom is on the main level, near the back of the house. It has a private patio framed by mature hedges and access to a full bathroom next door.

Outdoor space: Mr. Wright designed not only the house, but much of the original landscaping, some of which remains intact. In addition to the front patio, there is a covered patio at the far end of the grassy backyard. The driveway has room for two cars.

Taxes: $39,972 (estimated, but the home is eligible for reduced property taxes under the Mills Act)

Contact: Nate Cole, Modern California House, and Dalton Gomez, AKG Christie’s International Real Estate, 562-673-3550; uniquecaliforniaproperty.com or akgre.com
 
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