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Early modern gem in Altadena asking $835K would shine with some TLC

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Designed by Kem Weber

Back exterior of house
Built in 1936, the home has a striking modern design with elements of Streamline style.
Photos by Jason Keene, courtesy Glenn Gordon, Partners Trust

This stunner in the hills of Altadena is in need of considerable work, but we’re hoping the three-bedroom residence gets all the attention needed to make it shine once more.

Built in 1936, the home was, per the listing, designed by hugely influential architect and furniture designer Kem Weber (most famous for dreaming up the iconic, gravity-defying “Airline” armchair).

The 1,649-square-foot house has a clean, modern design with elements of the Streamline style that Weber is known for. Walls and doorways inside the house curve and form arches—and there’s at least one porthole-style window.

Other interior features include long panels of windows, walls of glass, built-in shelving, a living room fireplace, and a minibar.

The home sits on a 9,395-square-foot lot surrounded by trees and gardens. There’s also an attached two-car garage and a brick patio covered by the skeleton of a nice shade structure.

Asking price is $835,000. An open house is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Living area with glass walls
Living room with fireplace
Vintage kitchen with porthole window
Bedroom with wood paneled walls
Narrow bedroom
Built-in mini bar