Mid-Century Modern in LA: An Artist Renovates


Transformed by the German artist Christian Moeller, this 1963 house in Los Angeles is on the market for $1,249,000, and recently reduced from $1,499,000.

 Way up in the hills above Los Angeles in Nichols Canyon, this serene mash-up of minimalism and mid-century suburbia has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and about 2,500 square feet on a quarter-acre. It’s the home and workspace of an artist who hasn’t taken the usual renovation route and fittingly, the space looks more like a gallery. Floors are softly-polished black cement, walls are dead flat white and the spaces are wide-open, uncluttered. It’s an unsentimental space, lacking the usual comfy sofas. family heirlooms or even the work of other artists. The kitchen may have an island, but not much more- the overhead cabinets have been banished with appliances and storage is set into the walls- and the ground floor spaces open to the pool and patio. As for landscaping, there’s no lawn to worry over; the landscaping’s climate-appropriate augmented by severely minimalist privacy screens. More photos at the realtor’s site including the pool, the beautifully renovated baths, and the seductive deck off the master bedroom looking out into the canyon.

Christian Moeller is an internationally-known German artist working and teaching in Los Angeles. He trained as an architect and began doing site-specific works with structures, sound and light in the early-1990’s. His recent works can be seen in such diverse public places as the Walnut Creek Library and  Santa Monica Place.

Listing: 7744 Chandelle Place, Los Angeles, CA  90046 [Redfin]


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