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Bidding for Encino midcentury loaded with original details starts at $1.8M

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The 1959 post and beam has walls of glass and walnut wood paneling

Pool and house at dusk
The pool behind the house is surrounded by lush gardens.
Photos by Cameron Carothers, courtesy Matthew Berkley, Scott Lander/Deasy Penner Podley

Built in 1959, this fetching Encino residence still looks very sharp six decades later.

The post-and-beam-style home was designed by residential architect Cliff Burlew and many of its original features appear to be intact. That includes walnut-paneled walls and built-in cabinets, a raised dining room, an elegant living room fireplace, and walls of glass throughout the home.

The 2,782-square-foot house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with tasteful updates in the kitchen and bathrooms. It sits on a half-acre lot, with a large front drive and a detached garage. In the back is a swimming pool enclosed by tall trees and privacy hedges. A long, covered patio space is accessible from multiple rooms via glass sliding doors.

Located at 4693 White Oak Avenue, the home last sold in 2013 for $1.5 million. It’s now up for sale through the plumBid auction service. Bidding starts at $1,795,000.

Front drive
An ornamental fascia board wraps the house elegantly.
Entry
The front hall was wood-paneled walls and decorative mosaic tile.
Dining room
A screen divides the living room and formal dining room.
Master bedroom
The master bedroom has lovely dark-wood closets.
Kitchen
Wide windows in the kitchen/breakfast nook look out at the pool.