Thanks to the tipster who called our attention to this Encino knockout designed by Cliff Burlew in 1960. We confess we were heretofore unfamiliar with the Valley architect, but if this is a typical example of his work, we’re very pleased to make his acquaintance.
Per the listing description, the five-bedroom, four-bath modern was built for Dr. Irving and Mari Lipton, "America's premier collectors of wood art." In light of that, it comes as no surprise that the house is endowed with a forest’s worth of beautiful walnut woodwork.
Also in the mix: terrazzo floors, a groovy circular room divider, vintage light fixtures, a floating marble fireplace, sliding glass walls, clerestory windows, and a suspended bathroom planter.
Sited on a 13,773 square-foot lot with mature trees and a "recently redone" pool, the house hit the market for the first time ever on October 14 with an asking price of $1.7 million. A sale is now pending, so better take a good look while you still can.
4311 Noeline Ave [Susan Irving/John Aaroe Group]