A couple miles down the road from Topanga’s landmark Inn of the Seventh Ray, you’ll find this angular residence, which was built in 1976. Unlike most traditional A-frames, this one was blessed with a set of wings—guess you could call it a “Flying-A.”
Per the listing, the 1,882-square-foot house has three bedrooms and three updated baths. Interior features include high ceilings, double-pane windows offering stunning views, wood floors, stainless steel appliances, and a tankless water heater.
The 18,521-square-foot property also contains multiple decks and patios, a swimming pool with spa, and a detached guesthouse/studio.
UPDATE: Asking price is NOW $1.8 million.
20768 Medley Lane [Sotheby’s]
This retro-vibe A-frame in Topanga Canyon has walls of windows that take in views of the distant mountains. Wings off both sides of the top floor bring in additional natural light and create more living space.
Address: 20768 Medley Lane, Topanga 90290
Price: $1.8 million
Lot size: 18,521 square feet
House size: 1,882 square feet, three bedrooms, three bathrooms
Features: High ceilings, fireplace, detached guesthouse/studio, tankless water heater, breakfast area, counter seating, stainless steel appliances, office, updated bathrooms, swimming pool, spa
About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90290 ZIP Code in September was $1.699 million based on five sales, according to CoreLogic.
Agents: Alicia Lawhon, (213) 926-0919, Sotheby’s International Realty
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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
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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NEW LISTING: alicialawhon.com/hollywood-hills
Attention all architectural lovers!
The Crystal House, a 1957 Architectural Gem located on a Laurel Canyon cul-de-sac. 3/3 with large master suite. 2300 sq ft. home on a 16,100 sq. ft. lot. A truly unique property featuring a crystal glass-shaped window in front, 2-story tall ceilings in the living room, partial glass and wood framed bathroom ceilings, original kitchen with large windows facing the lush backyard, and many more custom features - located on one of the best streets in the canyon.
NOT on MLS.
Showings by appointment only.
List price $1,599,000.
Unknown 50's architect.
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