A Hilltop Midcentury Under the Hollywood Sign Seeks $3.6M

A Hilltop Midcentury Under the Hollywood Sign Seeks $3.6M

By Kathryn M.
The restored post-and-beam residence in Beachwood Canyon takes full advantage of its high perch.

Other homes in the Hollywood Hills may enjoy a scenic overlook of Los Angeles and the surrounding canyons, but not many of them feel quite as tucked away as this Beachwood Canyon property. With views of the iconic Hollywood Sign and bordered by Griffith Park, this hilltop midcentury home offers city panoramas and privacy alike.

Nestled at the end of a long driveway, this renovated midcentury dwelling offers a semi-secluded hilltop perch in the Beachwood Canyon area in L.A. One side of the home opens to a patio and pool, as well as a large lawn that is bordered by the boundary of Griffith Park.

Throughout the interior, full-height windows privilege such views as the San Gabriel Mountains to the east. Here, a partially sunken sitting area provides direct access to the lawn.

Originally built in 1957 by an unknown designer and builder, the post-and-beam structure was extensively restored in 2000 by local architects Tony Unruh and Trish Boyer of Unruh Boyer Architecture & Design. Inside the home, original floor-to-ceiling windows frame mountain views along one side, while another corner looks out onto a canopy of trees growing around the home. The property’s sloping western edge also allows for a largely hidden lower level surrounded by a private patio and lush vegetation.

Opposite the sunken sitting area, an open living and dining room offer views of the surrounding treetops.

The living room also features a central fireplace flanked by bookshelves.

Around the corner, the dining space looks out onto a large tree growing alongside the structure.

The nearly 2,500-square-foot home features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms on the main level, while the lower level comes with a private guest suite and a large family room that could also double as a bedroom. Currently owned by actor, director, and fashion designer Tara Subkoff—best known for her roles in the ’90s classics When the Bough Breaks and As Good as It Gets—the property was recently listed for sale with an asking price of $3,599,000. Keep scrolling to see more.

A galley-style kitchen extends from the dining space and connects back to the sunken sitting area at the opposite end.

The main level of the home features three bedrooms, including two with en-suite bathrooms. 

The primary suite provides direct access to the deck.

The outdoor space, which is also accessible from the dining area, features views of the iconic Hollywood Sign.

An external staircase leads to the home's lower level.

A covered patio provides access to the guest suite and a laundry room to the right. To the left is a separate entrance to the family room.

A look at the lower-level guest suite.

Accessible via a private entrance, another lower level space is currently used as a family room.

The lower-level half bathroom.

Views from the secluded patio reveal the home as a two-story structure with a prominent post-and-beam construction.

A large portion of the 9,348-square-foot lot is taken up by the flat lawn.

Views from the edge of the lawn look out over Griffith Park and extend toward downtown Los Angeles in the distance.

3132 Hollyridge Drive in Los Angeles, California, is currently listed for $3,599,000 by Lilian Pfaff and Nate Cole of SUPRSTRUCTUR.

Project Credits:

Restoration Design: Unruh Boyer / @unruhboyerarchitecture

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