Quirky and Wonderful Mid-Century in Franklin Hills, $1.8M


Where: 3986 Clayton Avenue, Franklin Hills
When: Open on Sunday, November 5 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Asking: $1,785,000
What: A wonderfully quirky cottage designed by architect Stephen Alan Siskind in 1963, this 3-bed, 2-bath home has a vibe that immediately draws you back to a long-lost bohemian Mid-Century Los Angeles. The main living space, with angled walls and and a roof supported by curving ribs, could be a chapel or an overturned wood boat– either way, it’s a joyous space to be in, and connected to the outdoors.

We could see Joan Didion hanging out here.

What We Love: The updated kitchen is classic, with no attempts at Mid-Century kitsch.

The house is full of unexpected spaces, and never far from feeling like a treehouse. Below, a downstairs bedroom used as a study, plus one of the baths.

Just uphill from the main house, a more recent steel, redwood and glass cube is a delightful studio/meditation space.

More: have look at the listing for additional details and images. Represented by Barry Gray and Jeff Lunjas at Deasy Penner+Partners.