Jerry Bruckheimer’s Former Hollywood Hills Midcentury Home Asks $7M
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Jerry Bruckheimer’s Former Hollywood Hills Midcentury Home Asks $7M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
The 1960s home received a total overhaul by L.A.–based design collective Commune.

Built in 1960 by famed architecture firm Buff & Hensman, the Ajioka House is a two-story post-and-beam residence sited on almost an acre of lush landscaping in Nichols Canyon, Los Angeles. The sprawling 4,200-square-foot property was once the home of Jerry Bruckheimer, and it currently belongs to designer and entrepreneur Derek Mattison, who commissioned Commune to conduct a major renovation that won a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2015.

The massive project sought to undo decades of remodels. Over the course of two years, "the interior walls were removed, windows and skylights were returned to their original locations, [and] doors were made taller."  Commune even rebuilt a pool house that dated back to the 1980s.

The entry pairs rustic, reclaimed oak walls with a poured concrete floor. Natural light streams in through massive windows. 

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The reclaimed oak paneling in the double-height living room plays off the painted beams. 

A dramatic mirror-paneled fireplace adds depth, and a wall of windows floods the space with sunlight.

The kitchen features a 24-foot-long counter made of stainless steel and walnut.

The kitchen is outfitted with Miele appliances. The faucet and stainless steel cabinets are by Boffi.

Tongue-and-groove ceilings reference the home's midcentury roots.

The indoor/outdoor dining area lies just off the kitchen.

The pool deck has a resort-like feel. 

The main pool deck seamlessly transitions into the den.

The den. 

The master suite has a spa-like bath and a walk-in closet.

The deluxe bathroom has a deep soaking tub and vertically positioned subway tiles. 

One of the other three bedrooms. 

An elegant black-tiled bathroom with a skylight.

The home's lush surroundings. 

A deck with seating. 

The outdoor shower. 

There is even a fire pit with seating for outdoor entertaining.

The home comprises four separate structures—including a pool house and a second garage, which is currently set up as a design studio.

2563 Nichols Canyon is currently listed for $6,995,000 by Carl Gambino of Westside Estate Agency.

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