Los Angeles always has interesting properties available on the market, but there are a few properties currently available or rumored to soon be available that are sure to draw the interest of those who are looking for something unique.
The George D. Sturges House in Brentwood Heights
Designed in 1939 by Frank Lloyd Weight, the George D. Sturges House in Brentwood Heights is set to be put up for auction with pre-sale estimates putting the landmark property at a value of $2.5 to $3 million. Originally created for a Lockheed engineer, construction of the home was overseen by architect John Lautner. This particular property was the first of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian-style homes built on the West Coast. It is also believed to be the Frank Lloyd Wright property of this type in Southern California. The property was later purchased by actor/playwright Jack Larson and his partner James Bridges in 1967.
Offering 1,200 square feet of living space, the cantilevered redwood-and-brick home still contains several pieces of furniture that were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the home. It also contains an art collection of works by Andy Warhol and David Hockney. Proceeds from the auction of the home will go to benefit the Bridges/Larson Foundation, which was founded by the former owners with the purpose of providing charitable, literary, scientific and educational purposes.
The Playboy Mansion
According to sources, the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills estate will soon be hitting the market. Designed by Arthur Kelly in 1927, the property boasts a large plot of land in one of the most desirable blocks in the city. The property will reportedly be listed sometime next month with an asking price of somewhere over $200 million. This price is expected to be reduced, however, to somewhere around $80 to $90 million. Furthermore, sources say one of the stipulations of the sell will be that Hef can continue to live in the home until he dies.
Gerard Colcord’s Brentwood Home
Gerard Colcord’s “Brittany Tudor”-style estate is on the market for $2.995 million. Before his death in 1984, the Los Angeles-based architect saw more than 200 of his designs built. Built in 1964, this estate is situated on a private road in Brentwood’s Mandeville Canyon on a three-quarter-acre parcel rimmed by trees and other greenery. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home features hand-hewn beams, French doors and a living room with a fireplace.
El Paradiso Available for $2.895
El Paradiso, which is more formally known as the Grossman Residence, has been put on the market for $2.895 million. Located in Studio City, the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument is the work of Mid-Century Modernist Raphael Soriano. Believed to be the last of the artist’s projects still occupied by the commissioning party, the home was originally constructed in 1964. Features within the 3,866-sqare-foot home include glass walls, a skylight-covered solarium and terrazzo floor. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home also features a master bedroom boasting views of the backyard pool and ample outdoor space.
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(all data current as of 5/25/2017)
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