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Supercool midcentury fixer by Josef Van der Kar in Laurel Canyon asking $1.6M

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On the market for the first time ever, it was the longtime home of Adam-12 producer Robert Cinader

8937 Wonderland Park Ave, Laurel Canyon
Photos by Paul Barnaby, courtesy of Linda Rosenbaum and Bill Barker

Now on the market for the first time is this Laurel Canyon post and beam designed by noted modernist Josef Van der Kar in 1962.

The longtime residence of Robert Cinader, who produced such hit TV shows as Adam-12, Emergency!, and Knight Rider, and his wife, actress Jean Aubuchon Cinader, it’s one of several homes the Dutch-American architect built in the neighborhood, along with the Wohlstetter House and the home of Van der Kar’s frequent collaborator, landscape architect Garrett Eckbo.

A trust sale, the 1,600-square-foot home is described in the listing copy as a “significant fixer” that “maintains most of its original details.” These include beamed ceilings, walls of glass, clerestory windows, period light fixtures, built-ins, and a wood-burning fireplace.

The three-bedroom, two-bath time capsule sits on a .74-acre lot with a sizable swimming pool and mature landscaping (possibly done by Eckbo).

Located at 8937 Wonderland Park Avenue, it’s asking $1.595 million. Linda Rosenbaum and Bill Barker of Coldwell Banker hold the listing.

The Wonderland Park post and beam was the longtime home of television producer Robert Cinader and his wife, actress Jean Cinader.
Features include an open plan, beamed ceilings, and walls of glass.
The original kitchen has a built-in table.
In the living room, there’s a “floating’ fireplace.
Most rooms feature clerestory windows.
The house sits on a .74-acre lot with a sizable swimming pool and abundant greenery.