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Debonair ’60s modern by Rex Lotery in Woodland Hills asking $1.4M

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Surrounded by trees

Photos by Cameron Carothers

U.K.-born architect Rex Lotery is best known for designing a number of sleek properties in upscale Trousdale Estates, including the development’s first split-level homes. In 1968, Lotery whipped up this vertically inclined Woodland Hills residence, now on the market for the first time.

Built for psychologist Marvin Spanner and his family, the hillside home is described by its listing as “a series of interlocking volumes and spaces on multiple levels unfolding as one progresses from one to the next.” Measuring 2,920 square feet, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a ground-floor library, a dark room, a wine cellar, and a spacious studio-office.

The .34-acre grounds contain a sizable swimming pool, mature eucalyptus trees, and a two-car garage with workshop. Also included in the sale is an adjacent empty lot that the listing suggests could become “a spectacular play yard or garden.” Asking price is $1.395 million.