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1950s time capsule with views asks $1.3M in Hollywoodland

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The house was designed by nightclub owner Ronald Buck

The living room features wood-paneled walls and vintage-style light fixtures.
Photos by Paul Barnaby, courtesy Rose Ware, Terry Canfield Schmidt/Berkshire Hathaway

Sitting in the heart of Hollywoodland at the north end of Beachwood Canyon, this modern-style residence is a one-of-a-kind 1950s throwback.

The house was constructed in 1958 for artist and attorney Ronald Buck, who appears to have also designed the home, based on sketches submitted with the building permit applications.

Buck is today best known as the founder of The Factory, a swanky 1960s nightclub and art gallery in West Hollywood. (Later owner Scott Forbes turned the space into the Studio One discotheque.)

Today, the house designed by Buck retains much of its original aesthetic. The 1,645-square-foot home has walls of glass, beamed ceilings, wood-paneled walls, and cork tile kitchen floors. It’s got two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with an open living room that flows into the kitchen.

Both bedrooms open to a long wooden deck alongside the house that offers views across the hills. The house sits on a 10,584-square-foot lot with gardens and a patio with space for outdoor seating.

Asking price is $1.3 million.

Front of house
Orange-colored double doors add to the home’s midcentury style.
The open kitchen has a breakfast bar connected to the living room.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural light.
Pitched, beamed ceilings run throughout the house.
Multiple rooms access the long wraparound deck.