1095 N Kenter Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Craig Ellwood/Jim Tyler FAIA 1958/2018. Originally completed in 1958, and now restored under the guidance of Jim Tyler, The Smith House continues to be a beacon in showcasing mid-century modern architecture. Widely published, including Arts & Architecture magazine, the house’s impact is described by Architectural Review as follows: "Periodically there comes to light a building that - whatever it’s other merits - seizes the attention by the way it exemplifies or dramatizes some aspect of modern architecture. Such a structure is the hillside house in California by Craig Ellwood.” The “T” shaped plan was chosen to divide view benefits in consideration of area. The vertical of the “T” contains the living and dining area, divided by a fireplace, providing the most dramatic vantage point for viewing the coastal city lights and pacific ocean. The 2 bedrooms are retained in the head of the “T” with the parents to the south and the children’s to the north. The entrance hall, kitchen and laundry room are set between the focal point of the plan. 530 square feet of decks, for outdoor living and dining, create a spaciousness to offset the interior usable area. Stairs from the deck lead to a level children’s play area below. “At night, the Smith House appears to float like a glass box in space."
PRICE : $3,000,000
BEDROOMS : 2
BATHROOMS : 2
SQUARE FT : 1,550 sq. ft. | LOT : 9648 sq. ft.
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