For the first time ever, the Hurley House, an iconic midcentury modern home in Los Angeles, has been listed for $1.795M. Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman, a highly respected—yet often under-appreciated—Swedish-born architect, the 2,700-square-foot home is quite the little piece of history. Grossman, after all, was a key player in the California Modernism scene, and her L.A.-based studio and shop was frequented by celebrities like Greta Garbo.
As Curbed LA reported, this stunningly well-preserved four-bedroom home looks much like it did when it was first built in 1958, featuring a low-slung flat roof, floor-to-ceiling glass windows (note the crazy views here), and a seriously enviable kidney-shaped pool. A floating fireplace and original Robsjohn-Gibbings chairs complete the retro feel. Do take a look at the rest of the the shots of the home, some old and some current: sure, there are a few notable differences to be spotted—good-bye old carpeting, hello new kitchen appliances— but the overall effect is pleasingly, perfectly preserved.
· The Hurley House [Links Residential]
· Greta Magnusson Grossman's 'Hurley House' is a midcentury-lover's dream [HuffPost Home]
· All Greta Magnusson Grossman coverage [Curbed National]