Measuring a very generous 3,779 square feet, this rambling one-story post and beam in the hills of Encino is the perfect property for a midcentury modern lover craving ample space.
Set on an almost half-acre property of “park-like” grounds at the end of a cul-de-sac, the house boasts a pool, mature trees, and access to the yards from nearly every room, says the listing copy. There are many rooms, so that’s saying something: four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a den, a kitchen with a large central island and classically cool light fixtures, and a room with a wet bar and fantastic cerulean wallpaper.
Two cantilevered fireplaces, walls of glass, and clerestory windows drive home the midcentury feel, but there are plenty of new elements, too.
The master suite’s bathroom, for example, holds a new-looking soaking tub and dual vanities, as well as a very large walk-in closet with an almost ridiculous amount of space.
Separate from the main house, there’s a detached garage that has been converted into a home office/studio. With its own bathroom, private entrance, and a double skylight, it’s hard to tell that this space was ever a garage.
The house last sold in 2014 for $1.895 million, but it looked very different back then. New and improved, it’s now asking $3.15 million.
- 4037 Contera Road [Greg Harris/Compass]