In Nichols Canyon, This Lovely 1957 Buff + Hensman Awaits A New Owner


Where: 2621 La Cuesta Drive, Hollywood Hills
Asking: $1,385,000
What: A graceful 2-bed, 2-bath Post+Beam by architects Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman (built one year before their celebrated Case Study House #20) and the longtime home of the late Paul Buckmaster, Grammy Award winning arranger for David Bowie and Elton John, the Stones, and others. Check out the obituary of this extraordinary unseen talent, one who had a profound influence on the music we love everyday.

It has all the hallmarks of the architects’ style– clean lines and massing, plus attention to light, shadow and privacy.

What We Love: Potentially one of LA’s best Mid-Century houses a second time around, and the perfect venue for a collection of period furniture and objects. And as a significant Modernist property, most likely eligible for Mills Act tax benefits.

Coincidence? The updated kitchen and fireplace wall are very much in the style of the architects’ later, Brutalist interiors.

More: Go to the listing for additional information and images. Represented by Carrie Berkman Lewis and Richard Stearns of Pacific Union International.