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Melodramatic 1960s Buff and Hensman in Eagle Rock seeks second-ever owner

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Built for an Occidental College professor, it’s asking $1.025M

Photos by Nick Li/Aerious Plus, courtesy of Carey Haynes and Andy Haynes

On the market for the first time ever is this vertically inclined post and beam designed in 1968 by master modernists Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman.

Located in the Eagle Rock hills just north of Occidental College, the home was built for Omar Paxson, a playwright, director and professor in Oxy’s theater arts department. And as one might expect for such a client, the three-bedroom, 2.5-bath residence is pretty darn theatrical in its own right.

Along with vast expanses of glass, Saltillo tile, sky-high ceilings, built-in cabinetry, and light fixtures custom designed by Conrad Buff, the Paxson House’s standout features include vivid bands of stained glass crafted by the venerable Judson Studios.

However, the 1,936-square-foot time capsule also looks to have a fair amount of room for improvement, a factor presumably reflected in its relatively low asking price of $1.025 million.

Open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The deadline for offers is November 9.