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

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.

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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