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Epitome of Mid-Century Modern; Hollywood Hills

The Blevins Residence, 1965. Jenkins & Barker, AIA. This is my favorite type of home, one where the current owner takes a cool 1960's house with great lines, and transforms it into a modern masterpiece with updated finishes. That is exactly what happened here. The current owner purchased a dated, but cool and oozing with potential, 1965 home in a prime location with explosive views for $1,550,000 in 2009 and transformed it into the showplace it is now. Lying just off Mulholland Dr on desirable Torreyson, it is now a fantastic 3,600+ sq. ft modern home on a large over 13,000+ sq. ft lot with rolling lawns and a large pool. The fact that it has grass on a large mostly flat lot is key, as it is tough to get both an updated house, views, a pool, and a good sized yard in the hills at a "reasonable" price. The listing describes it's views, which overlook the entire valley and out to the San Gabriel Mountains, and nod to it's modernist roots by saying, "A pure homage to the indoor/outdoor aesthetic of 60's modernism, the bright & open high-ceilinged public rooms feature walls of glass with views from every room." Pure poetry and like living in a work of art.

7744 Torreyson Dr, Hollywood Hills

$2,650,000 3 Bed 3 Bath 3,655 Sq. Ft 13,306 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of David Gray - Prudential CA - Beverly Hills

If looking for an updated mid-century home in a great location with jaw dropping views, this is it! If you would like to visit this property in person, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Timeless Piece of Mid-Century Modern Architecture History

The Jenkyns House, 1960. Josef Van der Kar, AIA Architect, is now available for sale. The listing begins to describe the property by saying, "Like Van der Kar's iconic Wohlstetter House, the residence is lifted from the street and a slanted roofline creates a dramatic soaring effect." Walls of glass on both levels and multiple decks allow for true California indoor/outdoor living and expose relaxing reservoir views. With three bedrooms and an office, this is good size property in a highly desirable location. This is an opportunity to own a timeless post and beam design and a piece of mid-century architecture history.

The furniture captures the 60's vibe nicely as well, don't you agree?

1973 Redesdale Ave, Silver Lake

$1,070,000 3 Bed 2 Bath 1,840 Sq. Ft 8,451 Lot Sq. Ft.

Listing and Photos courtesy of Barry Gray - Deasy Penner & Partners

If you would like to see this mid-century jewel in a great Silver Lake location in person, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email If you have always wanted to own a swanky mid-century home, this is a great opportunity to grab a good one.