Perfect Mid-Century In Granada Hills, $1.4MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 16821 Maiden Lane, Granada Hills
What: A handsome 5-bed, 4-bath, 1-half bath dating back to 1960, designed by prolific SVF architect Joe B. Jordan. Set on a half-acre in the Knollwood Country Club Estates, a tract first subdivided in 1957 around a golf course and built up with substantial custom homes over the next decade.
Under the classic pitched roofline, the double living room is anchored by a stone fireplace and opens to a deep shaded loggia overlooking the pool. Renovations over the years have beautifully preserved the zeigeist but it’s still wonderfully liveable home.
History: This may or may not have been the onetime home of popular film/television actor Darrin McGavin, but it does possess a rarely found Cold War artifact– a bomb shelter. Although today we’re probably more likely to be beset by zombies than nuclear radiation, this underground space with coded entry and a full bath could be the perfect venue to knock back some highballs and watch Nixon/Khrushchev videos over some powdered eggs.
What We Love: Jordan’s career produced a lot of banks and public spaces; this residential design benefits from his skills in the beautiful brick and stone work. Plus the irreplaceable terrazzo floors, shown below in the entry.
More: Go to the listing for additional information. Represented by Patrick Brown, Brian Courville and JB Fung at Pacific Union International.