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Renovated midcentury post and beam seeks $2M in the 90210

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Built in 1958, it’s got vintage wood paneling and an updated kitchen

A boxy, white-colored house with stairs leading up to the front door, which is painted dark blue.
The house sits atop a garage and a bonus storage room.
Photos by Virtually Here Studios, courtesy Boni Bryant, Joe Reichling/Compass

Elevated slightly above the street in the woodsy confines of Benedict Canyon, this understated 1950s residence offers a nice mix of midcentury details and contemporary updates.

The 1,530-square-foot home has wood floors throughout, along with original wood paneling, planked ceilings, clerestory windows, and a yellow tile shower. The living room is equipped with a skylight and a wood-burning fireplace; the renovated kitchen includes new appliances—including two ovens—and a large center island complete with a breakfast bar.

The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and most rooms have direct indoor-outdoor access. The master bedroom links up with an en-suite bathroom that’s been thoroughly remodeled with porcelain tiles and a double vanity.

The home sits above a garage and storage area on a one-third-acre lot. The grounds include a large patio space surrounded by neatly maintained gardens and walls of vegetation.

Located at 9617 Yoakum Drive, it’s asking $1.995 million.

Living room with a wall of built-in wooden shelving, illuminated by track lighting and a skylight
Most rooms in the house offer easy outdoor access.
A kitchen with a large center-island and retractable glass doors that lead to an outside courtyard
The kitchen is equipped with contemporary Viking appliances.
A bedroom with wood floors, a made bed, and a wooden bench—all reflected in a wall-sized mirror at the far end of the room
The bedroom has vintage wood paneling and a planked ceiling.
Photos by Virtually Here Studios, courtesy Boni Bryant, Joe Reichling/Compass
A patio with stone tiles and neatly landscaped gardens, framed by hedges and rows of bamboo
A patio space is surrounded by walls of thick vegetation.