A home by noted California architect Gregory Ain is up for sale for the first time ever, and the searingly critical Curbed LA commenters have all gone to mush. "Holy moly this is good California living," wrote one armchair archicritic, nicely summarizing the response to the interiors, which look straight out of 1953, when the 2,388-square-foot Studio City A-frame was finished. For nearly fifty years this three-bedroom was the good California living space of radio and TV announcer Dick Tufeld, best known for providing the voice of the robot from Lost in Space. Tufeld passed in late 2012, and now, his family home awaits a $1.695M sum.
Ain, who was best known for applying midcentury modern design to lower- and medium-cost homes, left the Tufeld residence with a glass-walled living room, vaulted ceilings, redwood siding, two fireplaces, two hideaway cocktail bars (count 'em), some nice built-ins, and per the listing, a bunch of "custom art tile." The two-acre lot it sits on was designed by landscape architect Garrett Eckbo, and includes an "oval pool, set within a circular pattern incorporating lawn and hardscape [that] presents contrasting geometries to Ain's rectilinear architecture."
· Gregory Ain's Tufeld Residence in Studio City Asks $1.695M [Curbed LA]
· The Tufeld Residence, 1953 [Crosby Doe Associates]
· Gregory Ain coverage [Curbed National]
· All Los Angeles coverage [Curbed National]