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Midcentury modern fixer with dance studio in the Cahuenga Pass asking $1.1M

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Designed by architect Newell Taylor Reynolds for himself and his wife, acclaimed dancer and choreographer Bella Lewitzky

Photos by Joel Danto and Jeremy Blair/The Luxury Level, courtesy of the Shore/Hitt Real Estate Network

Located at 3594 Multiview Drive in the Cahuenga Pass, this midcentury modern fittingly serves up multiple dramatic mountain and valley views from its living room and lengthy exterior deck.

One landmark that stands out amid the sweeping vistas is Universal Studio’s Hogwarts Castle, which also seems somehow fitting, given that the vintage property is in need of a bit of wizardry to overcome the ravages of time. But while the hillside home is undeniably in pretty rough shape these days, it’s also got the proverbial good bones and is only too easy to picture reclaiming its original glory, so here’s hoping it finds itself a hero.

The rectangular residence was designed in 1959 by Newell Taylor Reynolds, a USC-trained architect with Welton Becket and Associates, for himself and his wife, acclaimed dancer and choreographer Bella Lewitzky. The property contains two connected structures—a two-story main house, plus a sizable dance studio that was added later.

The main house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and features tongue-and-groove beamed ceilings, original cabinetry and built-ins, a freestanding fireplace, and copious walls of glass. Per the description, the dance studio measures 30 by 36 feet. It features double-height ceilings, a wall of glass, and built-in furniture and storage.

On a .26-acre lot with a two-car carport, the property is listed with David Hitt and Ronald Shore of Keller Williams at an asking price of $1.1 million.

The home features tongue-and-groove beamed ceilings and a freestanding fireplace.
If you look closely, you can see Hogwarts Castle in the distance.
The time-capsule kitchen.
Walls of glass line the house.
The master bathroom features a built-in vanity.
The sizable dance studio is lined on one side with glass walls and features built-in storage.