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All photos by Cameron Carothers, courtesy of Architecture for Sale
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California
If a Donald-Draper-goes-west aesthetic is your thing, look no further than the Henbest Residence. Built in 1966 by architect Pierre Koenig—famed for his iconic Case Study House #22, also known as the Stahl House—the swanky single-story midcentury pad was reworked and expanded in 2011 by Los Angeles designer Robert Sweet, who added living space to what is now a 4-bed, 4-bath house clocking in at 3,279 square feet. After 4 years in the hands of new owners, the Henbest-Birkett Residence, as it is now known, is on the market for $3,875,000.
Though Sweet's update received the cold shoulder from our friends at Curbed LA, some (though not much) of Koenig's architectural artistry remains, like a folded-plate roof. The modern-day iteration of the house also includes a rear terrace, pool, and hot tub. Whether or not those amenities are enough to forgive the removal of the original exterior brickwork, kitchen, and other period details is up to you.
· The Henbest-Birkett Residence [Crosby Doe Associates]
· How to Ruin a Modernist Gem By Architect Pierre Koenig [Curbed L.A.]
· All House of the Day posts [Curbed National]