You probably haven't heard of architect Don Polsky, but you probably know his influences: according to this listing, he was a protege of Richard Neutra, and you can certainly see that in this 1958 house in Laurel Canyon. Today the carpets looks a little grody, but the bones are all good: floor-to-ceiling windows, a wraparound balcony, plus a seriously badass tile wall and vintage kitchen appliances. The house also comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, which includes a separate mother-in-law suite, a downstairs "office or bedroom" overlooking the backyard. The listing strongly suggests messing with the place, noting that it's "ready for your remodel" and "perfect for the Buyer looking for a classic home to personalize," but it really doesn't need much more than a freshening. Asking price is $1.299 million.
· 8840 Lookout Mountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA [Estately]