A 1939 graduate of USC’s School of Architecture, Japanese-American architect Kazumi Adachi’s projects included the Japanese American Community and Cultural Center in Little Tokyo and Downtown’s Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial. In 1969, Adachi designed this impressive spread in Granada Hills for a prominent local doctor and his family.
Reinforcing the age-old stereotype about doctors and golf, the five-bedroom residence was built on a site overlooking the first hole of the Knollwood Country Club golf course.
Time has been exceptionally kind to the Asian-influenced modern, which retains an abundance of original features, including terrazzo floors, rice paper screens, imported Japanese wallpaper, glass sliders, a massive marble fireplace, custom cabinetry, and built-in furniture.
Per the listing, the 4,501-square-foot home was restored and updated in 2014. Recently added elements include green onyx, marble, and Corian countertops, high-end appliances, Heath ceramic tiles, tankless water heaters, and an owned solar panel system with two inverters.
Outside on the .55-acre grounds, there’s a swimming pool, grassy yard with fruit trees, and a detached guest house with kitchenette, terrazzo floors, a hand-hammered copper fireplace, walls of glass, and a folded-plate roof.
In its second ever outing on the market, the property is listed at an asking price of $1.799 million.
- 16674 Demeret Pl [Pinnacle Estate Properties]