Way Beyond White: An Exuberant Mid-Century Modern in Los Feliz, $2.8MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 2320 Alto Oak Drive, Los Feliz
What: A 3-bed, 3.5-bath home perched above a canyon with wonderful views of Los Angeles, built in 1950 and extensively remodeled by architect Linda Brettler– a skilled practioner who deploys materials and color with a skill that in lesser hands could lead to failure. The forms may be generic and period-perfect, but the choice of finishes lift this house out of the ordinary. Below, the main living space is wide open to decks with canyon and city views.
The kind of Los Feliz views that never fail to remind us of David Hockney’s paintings.
Stainless steel, blue enamel, and natural stone paving create a kitchen that’s not only a joy to work in, but indestructible– and as in the rest of the house, rescued by the warmth of wood.
The master suite, with a bath that combines granite, marble, glass mosaic tile and wood, way beyond the ususal pristine white environments we see so often.
More Details: A richly textured powder room and a small but efficient home office. For some of the floors, Brettler specified end-cut Douglas Fir tiles, sawn on site and laid by hand.
What We Love: The lower level suite with a lofted sleeping area and access a yoga deck. There’s also an adjacent media room.
More: Have a look at the listing for additional images and details. The property is represented by Juliette Hohnen of Douglas Elliman.