Located on one of the best blocks in Ladera Heights, a 1964 Modernist residence carefully renovated with an extraordinarily sophisticated level of finish
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CODY JAMES
From the generous driveway, one enters a minimally-planted entrance courtyard via a slatted wooden privacy screen. Within the courtyard is a singular azalea tree set within white peddles. Walls of glass allow morning light to filter through the courtyard into the bright, voluminous open-plan interior.
The dramatic living spaces are sunlit throughout the day via glass sliders at south, east, and west exposures. A double-sided white-painted brick and travertine fireplace delineates two expansive living areas, both of which have long views of the garden. Original Terrazzo flooring travels from public spaces to private, transitioning to white epoxy-topped concrete.
An immaculately detailed kitchen has Carrera Marble counters and custom cabinetry surrounding a Sub Zero fridge and Viking gas range. A laundry/pantry area and additional half bath is adjacent to the direct access three car garage. Within the garage, one space has been converted into a spacious office/studio workspace fitted out in a contrasting dark aesthetic with exposed roof timbers, naturally illuminated by roofline clerestory windows.
Bedrooms and bathrooms are located in a private area of the house, isolated from the living, dining and working spaces. The large master features a Japanese-style soaking tub with garden views and over-sized shower as well as a proper walk-in closet. Three further bedrooms, a bathroom and half bath have been fitted out in a handsome contemporary style very much in sympathy with the building’s architecture.
The owners have taken no shortcuts with the comprehensive renovations, painstakingly retaining the home's architectural integrity while extensively updated its systems: dual system/zoned HVAC, rewired electrical, re-plumbed service lines, solar panels with 20+ year warranty, on demand water heater with timed recirculating, whole house water filtration/purification, strategically placed under-floor electric heating & more besides.
The 9,500 sf lot is elevated above its rear neighbors providing utmost privacy as well as sunset horizon views. In close proximity to Culver City, Playa Vista, Silicon Beach & only minutes to LAX.