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Buy Surfing Architect's Own Home in Pac Pal for $1.6 Million

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This updated modern in Pacific Palisades was the home of Matt Kivlin, local mid-century architect, surfboard designer, and, according to the Encyclopedia of Surfing, "California's best wave rider in the late 1940s." Kivlin designed the house in 1958, though "subsequent owners have brought the property into the new millennium." The glass walls, high ceilings, and groovy staircase remain, though we're guessing the black granite floors and supershiny kitchen are not original. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house comes with a separate in-law apartment with kitchen, and sits on a slice of land with its own babbling brook, eucalyptus, and olive trees. It's on the market for $1.6 million, just a teensy bit more than it sold for in 2005.

· Matt Kivlin, AIA – Architect, Surfer [deasy/penner]