Known as the Strimling House, this Encino post and beam was designed in 1964 by Los Angeles architect and SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe.
A tree is growing through its atrium—but that’s hardly the most striking feature.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house holds a wealth of terraces and balconies, a step-down living room, a fireplace with a cantilevered hearth, and walls of glass. The house itself is described in the listing copy as a “multi-cantilevered structure,” which, from the inside looking out, makes it feel even more like a treehouse.
A neutral palette and natural but sleek, minimal finishes manage to make the house look both vintage and contemporary, a kind of timeless cool.
Set on a wooded property that measures almost a full acre, the approximately 4,000-square-foot house is “tucked away behind a long gated drive to a generous motor court,” says the listing.
Last sold in 2014 for just over $2.67 million, city records show, the Strimling House is now whisper-listed for $3.2 million.
- The Strimling House [The Enright Company]