Perched on the hills above the Sunset Strip, this 1951 house, its detached guesthouse (almost as big!), and its studio/garage are perfectly sited to capture all the wildly expansive views their position on high ground provides. The main residence, measuring around 1,600 square feet, holds two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an imposing fireplace, and beamed ceilings. In the common areas, there is a host of floor-to-ceiling windows that look out toward the city, and down on the pool and patio areas.
The one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse (designed by Frederick Fisher!) stretches out over about 1,300 square feet. The listing says the whole property was "extensively re-designed" by architect Chip Bohl, which might account for the nice mix of Mid-Century Modern and what appear to be older or original touches (the tiles!). The whole package is asking $6.55 million.
· 8570 Hillside Avenue, Los Angeles, CA [Estately]