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Spunky midcentury modern on stilts asks $3.2M in the Hollywood Hills

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Designed by architect Richard Banta, it comes with expansion plans

House with wavy roofline
The house has walls of glass and a playful, zigzag roofline.
Photos by Nate Williams, courtesy Sotheby’s International Realty

Perched on the side of a hill above the Sunset Strip, this suave midcentury modern residence is eye-catching enough to have been included in multiple coffee table books on Los Angeles architecture.

It was built in 1959 by residential architect Richard Banta, who lived in the home for two years before putting it up for sale (listing material at the time described it as a “hillside spectacular”).

Property records show the house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,181 square feet of living space.

But it’s being sold with plans and permits for a massive addition that would add two bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an additional 3,300 square feet of space to the home. According to the listing, the plans don’t call for any changes to the original dwelling space.

The home’s existing interior features walls of glass, wood floors, and a distinctive folding fan-like ceiling (not unlike the zigzag shade structures at Dodger Stadium). Propped up on a row of V-shaped stilts, the home offers tremendous views across the surrounding hills and down into the basin.

Last sold in 2010 (for just $565,000), the house is asking $3.2 million.

Living room
Master bedroom
Side yard