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3BR/3BA Single Family House
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In the 1950s, the midcentury modern aesthetic in architecture was dominated by a number of excellent architects educated at the University of Southern California. Names that are famous today include Pierre Koenig, Conrad Buff, Donald Hensman and Frank Gehry, all of whom attended the School of Architecture in the early 50s. Amidst this distinguished pack of the leaders of the modernist style, Richard R. Leitch also earned his degree in architecture. He went on to design several homes in Altadena and one that we know of in Eagle Rock, at 2030 Estes Road, before he relocated to the Newport Beach area and continued his distinguished career.On Estes Road, a three-block-long street of custom homes built mostly in the 50s and 60s, you are close to shops and eateries but removed from the bustle of the City of Los Angeles. At 2030 Estes, midcentury bones survive - from the wood-panelled, open beam, vaulted ceilings to the open floor plan of the living room divided from the dining room by a central fireplace. The gracious indoor-outdoor style features sliding glass doors that open from the dining room and kitchen to the patio and deck, and stretch out to the pool and cabana.
Nestled on a private 14,000 square foot lot and tucked down and away from the street, views are mostly of trees, with peeks across the Eagle Rock Valley. From one vantage point above the patio and pool, is a perfect view of the Griffith Observatory.
Laundry area - inside
Balcony, Deck, or Patio
Other Special Features
Built in 1957 by architect Richard Leitch
Open floor plan with sliding glass doors leading to pool and deck/patio
Bonus rooms beneath main living area for storage or office
Home is set back from street on a private 14,000sq.ft. lot
A named architectural for under $2 million? Built in 1966, this 2700 square foot home is tucked into a 12,000 square foot lot with peekaboo views of the ocean in the luxurious community of Rancho Palos Verdes. Pierre Koenig designed this for the Henbest family and the current owner bought it from the family trust in 2002.
In almost entirely original condition, the details of the space and the materials are as fresh and exciting as the day the certificate of occupancy was issued. Radiant floor heat works beautifully. With a peek-a-boo view of the ocean, air conditioning isn't necessary.Â The terrazzo tile floors in the kitchen and baths are exquisite.Â The space is open, with floor to ceiling windows throughout, and sliding glass doors to the Zen garden and the other outdoor spaces around the house.
This is a pristine mid-century perfect for the true mid-century buff. There are 3 bedrooms, an office that could be a 4th bedroom, plus a spacious entry, a powder room with the original Asian inspired wallpaper, a living room large enough for a grand piano at one end, a formal dining room with a passthrough to the kitchen which is open to the family room that extends the depth of the house. There are two bedrooms at one end of the house with a bath between and the master with its own bath at the other side of the house with the office/guest room.
The garage is large enough for two cars plus storage. The yard is very private, locatedÂ mostly in the front behind the privacy fence. The teahouse and koi pond are original and there is an outdoor dining area that has views of the garden.