A Handsomely Updated Midcentury in the Hollywood Hills Wants $2.4M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo / Published by Dwell

Original midcentury details mesh with modern updates in this L.A. abode.

Originally built in 1958, the 2,575-square-foot residence at 2800 Belden Drive in the Hollywood Hills has recently undergone a thorough renovation that pays respect to its midcentury character. The four-bed, three-bath home now enjoys fresh white oak floors, updated bathrooms, new countertops, mahogany cabinetry in the kitchen, custom brass fixtures, and modern lighting. Original midcentury features such as the tongue-and-groove ceiling, brass-inlay terrazzo flooring, and the dramatic stone fireplace were preserved.

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Behind this unassuming midcentury facade lies a beautifully updated home with spectacular views. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

The property offers a stunning principal suite, two additional bedrooms, and a one-bedroom studio with a dedicated entrance and a private deck. Large picture windows frame amazing views of the canyon and city lights—as well as L.A. landmarks like the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Observatory.

A brass-inlay terrazzo path leads to a custom-made door with a brass doorknob and a window of overlapping circles.

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

The main floor has a great room with a vaulted, tongue-and-groove ceiling and a dramatic stone-inlay fireplace. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

A long rectangular window frames the picturesque view. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

The interiors were recently remodeled by Ben Shulman. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

The open plan flows into the dining room, which also offers views of the hills. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

The kitchen was updated with mahogany cabinetry, including paneling on the refrigerator which matches the millwork. Marble countertops and backsplashes, paired with brass fixtures, add a luxe touch. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

An additional bedroom or office space is just off the kitchen. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

The guest bath features original brass-inlay terrazzo floors.

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

The principal suite has an open, airy feel thanks to the vaulted ceiling, picture windows, and a door leading to the outdoor terrace. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

The principal bath has been updated with an elegant mix of materials and a deep soaking tub. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

The downstairs features a den, wet bar, two additional bedrooms, and a full bath.

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

The lower level living space from the other angle. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

The breakfast nook. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

A lower-level bedroom.

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

The bathroom on the lower level. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

One more level down is a spacious deck that boasts 270-degree views of the canyon. 

Photos by Erik Grammer, Courtesy of Compass Realty

2800 Belden Drive is now being listed for $2,380,000 by Lauren Reichenberg of Compass Realty. 

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