Original owner mid-century time capsule

image from: http://www.estately.com/sold/525-bellagio-terrace

image from: http://www.estately.com/sold/525-bellagio-terrace

I love Original Owner Houses (OOH).

They are essentially frozen in time from whatever generation the original owner hails. This OOH recently sold in LA after only being listed for a short time.

image from: http://www.estately.com/sold/525-bellagio-terrace

image from: http://www.estately.com/sold/525-bellagio-terrace

Not only was this an original owner home (built in 1964), but the sellers were the ones who picked out the lot and commissioned the architect!

The architect was none other than Paul Wuesthoff of the firm Pearson & Wuesthoff – known for their design of movie theatres in the American southwest in the 60’s and 70’s.

So you know we’re in for a treat when we approach this mid-century time capsule.

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

Come on in……

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image from: http://www.estately.com

…..to 1964!

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image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

This  ‘reminds-me-of-my-grandmother’s-house-if-I-had-a-rich-grandma-in-LA’  house is unfortunately no longer available. It sold for over $2 million this past summer.

It has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, an interior atrium, and, a heated outdoor swimming pool.

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

Of course it also has those stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that let the outdoors in; or the indoors out.

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

Normally I like a vintage mid-century mod kitchen….. but……..

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

I’m just not feeling this one.

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image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

I would’ve loved to have met the owners of this place.  My guess is they probably graduated on to an old people’s home and their children had to liquidate the estate. None of the kids wanted to tackle this nostalgic old dog.

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

I know, I know, but think of the potential here folks!

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

This is a property that has been LOVED its entire existence – so you know you are getting a quality home here.

None of that meth-lab-in-the-basement nonsense.

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

I’m just glad we have these leftover listing photos for posterity’s sake.

Because even the best set designers can’t get that authentic mid-century OOH feel!

 

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Sources:

Estately.com

LA.curbed.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Comments

  • Val Sparkle says:

    Great house – I love the wood and tiles, and I can almost see the kids as teenagers having pool parties and going off college. mom and dad changing bedrooms over to hobby rooms. But the whole house is crying out for Danish Modern furniture, don’t you think?

  • Sue says:

    Love it the mostest. It does have MAD POTENTIAL. I was struck by the hallway tile and adore the pool of course. It reminds me so much of the Enlightened TV show house I did.

  • Wow! I’m not a mid century mod fan, but I could see myself here. The bones of this place are so good! scrap the furniture and the wallpaper and you’ve be well on the way to gorgeous! Thanks for this post!

  • Marie says:

    That was quite a ‘trip’…..glad my mother didn’t have access to that decorator….the wallpaper …..yikes! The kitchen SaraH, is soooo typical for that era…mahogany flat slab doors and large disk ‘copper’ look pulls. We had the same pulls in our kitchen when I was a kid, but luckily the doors were a much lighter colour….that dark shiny mahogany was never my favourite.
    And then we have the lovely carmel marble counter in the bathroom….seriously, what colour goes with that?!
    But those floor to ceiling windows/patio doors are fabulous….can never have them up here in the North…at least not until cost of heating goes down(which will never happen!)
    Love the blog Sarah!! Keep at it….the work you put into it is amazing!!

  • Kyle says:

    Oh no! Went to Google street view and it’s been torn down. What a shame.

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