It's not quite Encino Man old, but this 1956 Ranch house in the Valley is certainly a well-preserved piece of history. The double doors at the entry, the wood paneling in the dining area, the stone fireplace, and a kitchen that's either original or darn close to it all combine to give a the house a wonderful retro feeling, but don't overlook the timeless features—the plentiful windows and those lovely beamed ceilings. There's a lot of space too: the backyard is large enough for seating areas and a pool, and there's a "maid's quarters" near the garage that could be used as a home office, suggests the listing. It's all listed for $1.45 million.
· 3942 Ballina Drive, Encino, CA [Estately]