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Sleek midcentury home in Studio City offers incredible views for $1.5M

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Designed by influential modernist Rodney Walker

Living room
The Rodney Walker-designed residence was originally built in 1951.
Photos by James Moss, courtesy Pacific Union International

Here’s a good place to take in the seas of twinkling street lights for which Los Angeles is known. Perched on a hill overlooking the San Fernando Valley, this Studio City residence was constructed in 1951 and designed by noted midcentury homebuilder Rodney Walker.

Walker, who also designed three homes for Arts & Architecture’s Case Study series, clearly mapped out the interiors of this home with views in mind. The living room features walls of glass, while the master bedroom opens via sliding door to an outdoor patio that sits above the sloping lawn.

The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms spread across 1,704 square feet of living space. It’s been updated significantly since the 1950s but retains wood-paneled walls, a beamed ceiling, built-in shelving, and a brick fireplace. The floors are polished concrete and the kitchen has been updated with contemporary appliances and cabinetry.

Sitting on a nearly 10,000-square-foot lot, the house is supplemented by a two-car garage, landscaped gardens, and a grassy lawn.

Asking price is $1.499 million.

Front of house
Living area
Shelves and dinner table
Backyard at dusk