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In Mount Washington, a razor-sharp midcentury modern by W. Earl Wear

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It’s a real block party

Originally from Canada, architect W. Earl Wear moved to Southern California in the early 1950s. A devotee of Frank Lloyd Wright's organic architecture principles, Wear designed nine homes in the Los Angeles area. His first commission, completed in 1958, was this handsome residence in Mount Washington, now on the market for only the second time ever.

Located at the end of a steep driveway, the home measures 1,436 square feet and has three bedrooms and one and three-quarters baths. Constructed with concrete block, glass, redwood, and mahogany, the house has undergone a thorough restoration with minimal changes to its original design.

Features include built-in furniture, abundant cabinetry, soffit lighting, mitered glass, cork floors, and clerestory windows. There’s also a wrap-around deck offering expansive views to the San Gabriel Mountains, and a cantilevered carport.

The property is listed with an asking price of $888,000. Open house is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. this Thursday and Saturday, and 2 to 5 p.m. this Sunday.


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4414 Palmero Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA

4414 Palmero Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA