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Late '40s L.A. House Goes All-Out Modernica; Asks $875K

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If there's a checklist for creating the ultimate in Jetsons-style midcentury modern listings, this place on the market in L.A.'s Faircrest Heights district has every box—well, all but a Richard Neutra pedigree—ticked off. Exteriors of paneled glass? Check. Eames chairs in a white-and-peridot kitchen? Got it. A colossal white granite fireplace? Redwood paneling? A Noguchi coffee table? An "era specific, tactical military globe"? Yeah, somebody's been watching just a bit too much Mad Men.

The 1,924-square-foot spread, designed in the "late 1940s" by architect Romeo Aristides Rodriguez, boasts three bedrooms and a detached two-car garage. The ask? $875K, down from the $899K it listed for in May 2012, which, according to the never-shy commenters over at Curbed L.A., was "ridiculous" for a house in a "horrible location." Or, as another put it more eloquently: "LOL at this price." Still, the place did last sell for $903K (though that was 2007, so take that figure with a large grain of housing bubble salt) and that mid-mod stuff sure knows how to tug at a designer's heartstrings. So really, only time will tell if the place will actually, you know, sell anywhere near ask.


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