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Case Study House morphs into a Regency-style contemporary and is now for sale in Beverly Hills

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It’s asking $8.7 million

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Courtesy of Daniel Banchik and Amy Dantzler/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Case Study House No. 18 by Craig Ellwood, “extensively remodeled and altered,” is for sale right now in Beverly Hills.

Its current form is more of a Regency-inspired exterior with an interior that combines brown floor tile, vaulted ceilings and skylights in the kitchen, and touches of what looks to be marble.

The four-bedroom house began its life in 1958 as a prefab house with a sleek, minimal design that was “strongly defined with color: ceiling and panels are off-white and the steel framework is blue.” (Images from the early days of the house can be seen at the website Mid-Century Home.)

“The original steel frame, pre-fab midcentury house potentially could be restored to its original intent,” says the listing, leaving the possibility open for a return to the past for the house.

The Case Study House program was sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine. The homes, designed from the mid-1940s to mid-1960s, were supposed to be replicable and affordable, and were aimed at building much needed housing in the post-World War II era.

This house sits on a plot that’s just under an acre. It was most recently owned by Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg and his wife, and it is listed for $8.7 million. (The property site shows the residence’s previous price, $9.5 million.)