Stunning 1951 home built into an LA hill gets a total renovation… and it’s for sale

This striking mid-century home caught my eye in dwell+. It’s fascinating seeing this stunning renovation from the ground up and I had to share. It is currently listed for sale… and it is a reminder of the market shift, seeing that price reductions even take place for unique properties such as this one!

From the Agent: “Originally designed by Case Study Architect Thornton M. Abell in the International Style in 1951, for a couple and their two sons, the house was realized through two stages for economic reasons. Eventually, a main house with three bedrooms, a separate art studio, and a guesthouse above the garage were completed. The structures are strategically placed on an oversized, street-to-street lot maximizing light, embracing nature, and forming a private compound environment. The current owner, an architect, rebuilt the house from the ground up over a five-year period, extrapolating on the original footprint and plans by Thornton M. Abell, using 21st-century materials enhanced by top international standards of construction and all expected modern conveniences.”

The above info, plus 11 beautiful photos, are from dwell+, but be aware that they may require a subscription to fully view the article. Don’t want to subscribe? Take a look at the actual listing at… as of 3/2/2023 it has had a $505k price reduction, now only $9,995,000. Let me know if you want to make it your warm-weather retreat!

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results –

Written By

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

Related Posts

March 2024 real estate market update… inventory continues to grow

đź–¨ Print Article March inventory continues to be well above the last two years, closer to May levels… good news for buyers struggling with a shortage of inventory available to...

Weekly real estate market update 4/12/24… new listings up, new houses are getting smaller

đź–¨ Print Article New listings hit their highest point in eight months, heading in the right direction. Showing activity bounced up again following the dip caused by the snow storm…...

Subscribe to Our Newsletter for Market Updates & Mid-Century Modern Listings

Our weekly HomesMSP Update includes current local market information and a curated list of mid-century modern properties for sale, plus posts from an inspector, a lender, a stager, info about neighborhoods, life in the Twin Cities… even recipes!


Blog Categories


Sharon and John Hensrud

About Us

The HomesMSP Team is committed to meeting you where you are and listening… really listening to understand you so we can use our extensive knowledge of the market and local neighborhoods to give you personalized service.