Constructed in 1957 by the Mellenthin company, this Sherman Oaks ranch possesses several of the popular Valley firm's signature stylistic flourishes, such as diamond-pane windows and a dovecote over the garage. Another distinctive element boasted by the 2,100-square-foot residence is knotty pine. Lots and lots of knotty pine. So much knotty pine. Apart from the aforementioned woodsy substance, the house features four bedrooms, two and one-quarter baths, a home theater, two brick fireplaces, a disastrously updated kitchen floor, updated electrical and plumbing systems, new central A/C, a brick patio, an in-ground spa, and a two-car garage. Sited on a 7,457-square-foot lot in the Magnolia Woods neighborhood, it's listed at $799,900.
· 5505 Saloma Avenue [Estately]