An Iconic Midcentury Home by Pierre Koenig Seeks $4.5M in Los Angeles

Built in 1963 on a Pacific Palisades site with showstopping ocean views, the Beagles House remains in pristine original condition.

Location: 17446 Revello Drive, Pacific Palisades, California

Price: $4,500,000

Year built: 1963

Architect: Pierre Koenig

Footprint: 2,467 square feet (four bedrooms, three baths)

Lot size: 4,622 square feet

From the agent: "In the hills above the surf spot where Sunset meets the Pacific Coast Highway, with spectacular ocean views from the Palisades to Catalina, this midcentury-modern work of art remains untouched, in pristine original condition. As with Case Study House #22, the architect demonstrates his appetite for challenging hillside sites with a rigorous, highly intellectual approach to design and a mastery of concrete, glass, and steel. This home is a unique and a living testament to the lasting philosophy of less is more."

"Using an inverted plan, the street-level entrance leads directly to the second floor," writes listing agent Brian Linder.

The facade, composed primarily of frosted glass and concrete, is adorned with plants native to the warm Californian region.

"A 10-minute walk down a semiprivate path leads directly to a somewhat secluded beach, yet 20 minutes later you’re in the center of the city," states the listing.

The living room looks out onto the "Queen’s Necklace," a stretch of the L.A. coastline connecting the Palisades to Palos Verdes.

Large sliding doors suffuse every room in the house with natural light.

According to the listing agent, "all original finishes remain intact, with exposed structural steel, book-matched cabinetry, hardwood floors, and vintage Formica."

The two-story home is anchored by a large wood-burning fireplace.

Sliding doors in the kitchen open up to an outdoor dining area.

One wall in the dining room is made of wood, fostering a sense of warmth to offset the brightness offered by the floor-to-ceiling glass doors.

A den on the second floor provides an auxiliary living area closer to the entryway. 

A taupe carpeted staircase in the center of the house connects the two floors.

An industrial black chimney serves as a key design element, shooting, uninterrupted, from the bottom floor to the roof.

"Full-height glass walls on the main elevations capitalize on the tremendous views," writes the listing agent.

Sunlight penetrates each bedroom, gently waking residents and guests each morning.

The home is perched on a hillside site with panoramic ocean views.


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