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Sexy midcentury modern by Thornton Abell in the Hollywood Hills lists for $2.95M

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Restored and updated by Tony Unruh

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Tucked into the Hollywood Hills a little south and west of Laurel Canyon Park, this rakish residence was designed by Case Study architect Thornton Abell for prominent heart surgeon Augustus Bakos in 1959.

Per its listing, the four-bedroom modern has been restored and updated by architect Tony Unruh, whose other restoration projects include properties by Greta Grossman and Gregory Ain.

In addition to its distinctive folding plate/butterfly roof, the 3,212-square-foot house features a garden atrium entry, sliding glass walls, terrazzo floors, stonework, custom divider screens, and teak cabinetry. Other selling points include a heated swimming pool, patio with original fireplace, and separate guest house.

On a 1.03-acre gated lot, the property is listed with an asking price of $2.95 million.