Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Estates section: Los Angeles
3 bedrooms / 3 baths / 1,650 sq. ft.
$799,000

Pedigree: West Coast modernist Craig Ellwood completed this striking dwelling in 1949. A precursor to the architect’s famous Case Study houses, the compact structure was erected using then-cutting-edge modular construction methods. Steel-framed ribbon windows afford little privacy but deliver views of the surrounding hillside.
Property Values: The tiny parcel, measuring just one fifth of an acre, is located on a prominent Bel Air street, offering entree to the exclusive neighborhood at a relatively low price.
Talking Point: Plans for the home appeared in the October 1949 issue of the influential magazine Arts & Architecture, making the Ellwood’s first published work.
Contact: Crosby Doe Associates, 310-275-2222

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