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Stephen Kanner-Designed Home in Pacific Palisades Asks $8.2 Million

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Four-bedroom home features stunning views and floor-to-ceiling glass windows

In a 2006 interview with Curbed LA, when asked to describe his dream house, architect Stephen Kanner said, "Ideally, I’d live in the hills above the ocean, far enough away from the surf and close enough to be conscious of it and enjoy the endless views to the horizon." That pretty well describes this home, snugly positioned in the hills of Pacific Palisades just a stones throw from PCH. Kanner apparently designed the home prior to his death in 2010, and it was constructed in 2012.

The 5,950 square-foot, four-bedroom home takes full advantage of its location with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sliding doors throughout. According to a release from Kanner's firm when the home was completed, part of the home was buried below grade so that the second level would appear as a "separate stacked volume." It's a neat trick that gives the exterior a cool geometric appearance.

Doors in the family room and bedroom open up to a large deck with adjacent lap pool, spa, and fire pit. Other features include a sizable home theater, sleek sunken living room, and fitness room. Of course, those views are the real selling point here. Asking price is $8.2 million.