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New To Market: A Gregory Ain in Mar Vista

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Gregory Ain fans, rejoice. An original Ain-designed Mar Vista Tract Home, one of 52 houses in the Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, has hit the market. While renovated and landscaped, the three-bedroom, one-bath house on Beethoven Street has "all the original features...including built-ins, concrete floors, doors, clerestory windows and sliding partition walls between rooms." The house is protected under the Mills Act and the list price is $1.1 million. Bonus: A run down of the renovations is after the jump.

Renovations:

-Complete interior cosmetic restoration, including removal of previous carpet and asbestos floor tiles, polished concrete floors, new base boards, new door hardware, new light fixtures.
-Completely new kitchen with Marmol Radziner walnut cabinets, Caesarstone countertops, all new appliances. Maintained original layout including integration of original pass-through cabinet and venetian blind.
-Completely new landscape/hardscape front and back including new fences
and motorized gate, all new concrete work/patios and sidewalks.
-Updated bathroom including new floor and shower tiles, new sink, new
glass shower door, new toilet and fixtures, while maintaining original
layout.
-Renovated garage into office/den/family room with new drywall, carpet.

Meanwhile, what we liked reading about Ain's designs: "Ain read some of Dr. Benjamin Spock’s writings on parenting and incorporated what he learned in the design of the cabinetry separating the kitchen, entry hall and living room, according to Anthony Denzer, an architect who is writing his doctoral dissertation on Ain. Denzer explains that since women at the time spent so much time in the kitchen, Ain felt the area needed to be open so that the mother could keep an eye on the children playing in the living room and out in the yard."

· 3500 Beethoven [MLS]