Real Estate Report: J.R. Davidson, Slightly Obscure


This 1951 house by architect J.R. Davidson in the Hollywood Hills just came on the market, asking $2.95M.

The Basics: a 3-bed, 4-bath view house with a pool and just over a third of an acre in the Hollywood Hills, on the market for two days and asking $2.95M

Not So Basic: the house was designed by influential— but now little-known— architect J.R. Davidson, who emigrated from Berlin in 1923 and went to work for set designer Cedric Gibbons, opened his own practice and went on to design the first of the epoch-making Case Study Houses.

The realtor’s photos aren’t great— you expect a little more for $3M— but you get the general idea:

Below: the front of the house. It looks like the entry to the pool area is on the left and entry to the house on the right through the purple door.

What’s not to like about the pool and the view:

Listing: 1369 Londonderry Place, Los Angeles [Redfin]
Have a look at the November/December issue of California Home + Design, now online.