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Harwell Hamilton Harris’ Hawk House hitting market for $1.3M

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The woodsy 1939 modern sits in the hills east of the Silver Lake Reservoir

Photos by Michael McNamara / Shooting LA, courtesy of Barry Sloane and Marc Silver/Sotheby’s

Coming available for the first time in nearly two decades is an organic modern designed by the brilliant Harwell Hamilton Harris in 1939.

Located across the street from R.M. Schindler’s How House in the hills east of the Silver Lake Reservoir, the home, known as the Edwin Hawk House, is similar in concept and materials to Harris’ Blair House, completed the same year.

Measuring 1,201 square feet, the Hawk House is clad in redwood siding, and designed as a series of cubes that unfold from the inside out, with the living room, dining area, and kitchen on the entry level, and the home’s two bedrooms and one bath on the lower level.

Features include walls of glass, hardwood floors, banks of one-lite French doors, a brick fireplace, built-in shelving, a brick patio, and a spacious balcony deck offering picture-postcard views of the Reservoir and surrounding hillsides.

On a 6,507-square-foot lot with two-car garage, the pedigreed property will hit the MLS tomorrow with an asking price of $1.295 million. Open house is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.