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Impeccable Midcentury Gem Among Oak Trees Asks $1.175M

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Location: Altadena, California
Price: $1,175,000

Let's just say this newcomer to the L.A. county market has us green with envy: the 1954 post-and-beam treasure was designed by SoCal architect Richard Leitch as his personal residence and has more recently been restored with European-style cabinetry, concrete floors, and more. First reported by Curbed LA, the 2,115-square-foot pad offers the usual midcentury fare—clerestory windows, glass walls all over, for example—with open interiors looking out to the deliciously verdant grounds lined with mature oak trees and big boulders.

Rooms flow around two lovely interior courtyards and open out to a yard with a heated pool and an outdoor entertaining terrace. From its defining shade of a very-soothing-green to slight pops of yellow, orange, and blue, the house once featured in Sunset and Oprah magazines looks rather perfect in its lush environment. The only point of dissonance may be the mosaic tile bathroom walls with an intensely pixelated look. Last sold in October 2009 for $995K, the property now asks $1.175M.


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