Designed by fabulous mid-century architectural firm Buff & Hensman, this 1960 Nichols Canyon home had been the victim of some less-than-awesome alterations when the current owner purchased it in 2008. (It had "a built-with-duct-tape feel," he told Architectural Digest in 2011.) Luckily, the entire three-bedroom residence received a large-scale renovation under the oversight of the design firm Commune (which worked on the Ace Hotel in DTLA), relieving it of its blemishes and leaving only the good stuff behind.
Sited on .75 acres, the main house is paneled inside and out with reclaimed wood, and boasts a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, a cavernous kitchen, and a giant deck with a full bar and fire pit. Off of the main home, the office over the garage and the pool house (with a roof deck!) provide nearby escapes. Called the Ajioka House in the listing (a name not mentioned in online archives or in the Buff & Hensman book), it last sold in 2008 for $2.5 million, and is now being offered off-market* at $6 million.