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Rustic Modern by W. Earl Wear in Topanga Asks $2M

Known as the Owl's Nest, the wood-and-stone lodge was originally intended to be the local architect's personal home

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, including this groovy 1960s modern in Topanga's Tuna Canyon known as the Owl's Nest. According to its listing, the wood-stone-and-glass lodge was originally intended to be the architect's personal residence, and was once "a model for appropriate building techniques to limit the impact to the Topanga ridges." Sited on a .88-acre lot with mature pine, redwood, oak, and eucalyptus trees, the secluded house features three bedrooms, three baths, a massive stone fireplace, built-in seating and storage, a detached studio, and stunning views. Last sold in 2008 for $1.8 million, it's now asking $1.999 million. Open house is scheduled for Sunday, June 5 between 2 and 5 p.m.