It’s the first-time on the market for this 1960s Hideo Matsunaga midcentury modern house in Los Angeles, California, USA.
That’s quite impressive considering this house was built in 1962. So almost 60 years on, you could be the second person to move in and enjoy both the house and its stunning views.
The first occupant was the architect himself, who designed this house for his own family, mixing the midcentury modern style of the day with his own Japanese influence to create something rather special.
Like many houses of this style and era, it’s all about light and space. Walls of glass, angled ceilings, skylights and decks to bring both the brightness and the outside in.
It is also incredibly well-preserved. of course, some decor updated and the odd appliance here and there. But generally, everything is as it was in the early 1960s. Hardly surprising when it has had just the one owner – and that owner being the architect himself.
I love the kitchen, those wood ceilings (which I know always split the market, but they are ideal in a house like this), the beams, the feature wood walls and the balconies, as well as the views you can have just by stepping out onto them. There is much to love here.
The floorplan is described as ‘functional’ and opens to a light-filled living room with wood beams and vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, and a deck with an expansive view of the Los Feliz hills. Sliding glass doors open from the kitchen to a private outdoor lounge and dining area.
An oversized Japanese paper lantern hangs over the entryway leading downstairs to a large den with another deck, along with two additional bedrooms (there are four listed in total), the bathroom, and a laundry area that could work as a bonus workspace. Living space covers something like 2,010 sq. ft.
The house also has a yard with mature fruit trees that’s a great entertaining space. Bigger than you might expect when you first glance at this one.
Fancy moving in? The house is just up for sale for $1,689,000.
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