Home of the Day: Playing the angles in Laurel Canyon (LA Times)

Surrounded by verdant canyon landscape, the midcentury home is sited on a quiet cul-de-sac. (Ray Maloles / Rancho Photos) September 6, 2016

Surrounded by verdant canyon landscape, the midcentury home is sited on a quiet cul-de-sac. (Ray Maloles / Rancho Photos)

September 6, 2016

Nicknamed the Crystal House for its faceted front window, this architectural gem in Laurel Canyon offers an experiment in angled existence.

The unique home, built in 1957, opens to a dramatic living room defined by its geometric forms and unusual windows. In other areas, period details are evidenced in the exposed beams, tongue-and-groove ceilings and the original kitchen.

Address: 9044 Hollywood Hills Road, Los Angeles 90046

Price: $1.599 million
Built: 1957
Lot size: 15,833 square feet
House size: 2,300 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Features: Custom windows; vaulted ceilings; decorative fireplace; French doors; hardwood floors; built-in cabinetry and bookshelves; master suite with circular tub; original kitchen with vintage oven; eat-in kitchen area; dining room; rear patio

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90046 ZIP Code in July was $1.408 million based on 30 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 11.5% decrease in median price compared the same time last year.

Agents: Alicia Lawhon, Sotheby’s International Realty, (213) 926-0919, alicialawhon.com/hollywood-hills

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