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1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA

A well-preserved period piece, this 1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA is up for sale.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

This is also a ridiculous piece of architecture, the kind of thing that only the 1960s could produce. 1961 to be precise.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

As I said, this X-frame house has everything going for it, not least the original 1960s details. has it ever ben updated? I honestly don’t think it has. Not least because the house has never previously been offered for sale.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

A party house and more, this LA pad sits in the ‘idyllic’ lower Mandeville Canyon, with walls of glass taking in the surrounding landscape. Not that I would be desperate to go outside if I owned this one. I’d be too busy admiring the detail and the scale of the house within.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

Cathedral-like in places, which is down to its huge vaulted ceilings and very much at one with nature. The reception breaks down the barrier between outside and inside space with all of that glazing and a piece of the land inside too.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

Elsewhere, the ceilings and the bold angles continue, while the wood and some interesting glazing is dominant. Yes, there are some functional areas, such as the kitchen, the bathrooms and the office space. But overall, this is big, bold and brash.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

But this isn’t just about the architecture. For me, the details make this one. There are so many original touches still in place and hopefully, will stay in place, whoever picks this one up.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

I could go on at length about those details. But instead, I’ll pick out a few of the best. The rest should be pretty evident from the images both here and on the agent’s website.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

In the main reception, there’s a conversation pit. When it comes to midcentury modern houses, that’s the detail almost everyone wants to see. But there is some tough competition for it here.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

As I said, the glazing and the beams. But also, the brick fireplace, the feature coloured glass, the original built-in bar (and music booth), the original kitchen units, a wood-clad dining room, a curved staircase, built-in bookcases and the original 1960s bathroom are just some examples. You would struggle to find so many in the one house anytime soon.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

A good amount of living space too, covering something like 2,726 sq. ft. in total and what looks like a good amount of outside space too. Something like half an acre.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the former including a dramatic master bedroom suite with all of that lovely book storage.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

The two-level house also has that striking reception, which is the hub of the house, a kitchen, a dining room, large outside patio and more. Quite literally, as this house also comes with its own guest apartment with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and office. That space is described as flexible, so likely it could be tweaked to your own needs.

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

The pictures tell the story more than I ever could, so do check them out to see if this is the one for you. If it is, you will need to find something in the region of $1,997,000.

Images and details courtesy of Zillow. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

 

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

1960s Stebel House by Harry Gesner in Los Angeles, California, USA
Harry Gesner’s The Stebel House in Los Angeles, California, USA