Now up for grabs in Sherman Oaks is the Harry J. Wolff House, designed by pioneering modernist R.M. Schindler in 1938.
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 828, the two-bedroom residence at 4000 Sunnyslope Avenue was constructed with stucco and plaster over a wood frame, or what Schindler called “plaster skin.” In 2000, the home was purchased by pedigreed-property collector Michael La Fetra, who restored it guided by the architect’s notes, blueprints, and historical photographs and secured historic designation and Mills Act protection for it in 2005.
Measuring 1,668 square feet, the home features clerestory windows, varying ceiling heights and rooflines, and extensive Douglas-fir plywood paneling, built-in furniture, and shelving. Updates include modern appliances, bamboo flooring, custom cabinetry, central heat and cooling systems, and solar panels. Outside, there’s a koi pond with waterfall and lush landscaping surrounding the house.
Last sold in 2006 for $1.425 million, the property is listed with Louis DeLaura of Sotheby’s International Realty with an asking price of $1.499 million. Open houses are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.