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Frozen-in-time midcentury modern by Smith and Williams seeks $2.9M in Cheviot Hills

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The four-bedroom post and beam overlooks the Hillcrest Country Club golf course

2768 Monte Mar Terrace, designed by Smith and Williams in 1953
Courtesy of Ron Wynn and Fiora Aston

In this topsy-turvy, mercurial world, it’s nice to know that some things haven’t changed. Take this nifty midcentury modern time capsule in Cheviot Hills, for instance.

Sited on a .33-acre lot overlooking the golf course of the venerable Hillcrest Country Club, the four-bedroom home was designed in 1953 by Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams, the Pasadena-based architectural duo whose projects included the Crestwood Hills housing development and Griffith Park’s Girls Camp.

Concealed from the street, the 2,259-square-foot post and beam embraces the California modernist principle of indoor and outdoor living, with warm wood ceilings, stone pillars, tile floors, and copious walls of glass. Exterior spaces include multiple dining patios, a garden with koi pond, and a swimming pool.

On the market for the first time in 57 years, the property is asking $2.9 million. Fiora Aston and Ron Wynn have the listing. Open house is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Walls of glass offer connection to nature.
Organic materials abound.
The 2,259-square-foot home has four bedrooms and three baths.
The .33-acre grounds feature a koi pond and swimming pool.
Close enough to heckle golfers stuck in the sand trap!