This Los Angeles Midcentury Home Is a Live/Work Dream for $1.8M

This breezy, recently updated hillside home is packed with sunny outdoor spaces.

Designed by Canadian-born architect Dick E. Lowry in 1965, this renovated residence in Los Angeles’s Franklin Hills neighborhood features an open floor plan illuminated by dramatic banks of windows—a signature of Lowry’s designs. The spacious and sun-filled home is set on a hillside and surrounded by stunning views of downtown Los Angeles.

The 1965-home features multiple sunny outdoor spaces and is filled with natural light. 

The four-bedroom, three-bath property has 2,145 square feet of living space, and it was recently renovated with period-appropriate updates that include light fixtures by Louis Poulsen and George Nelson, dark-stained shiplap paneling in the living room, and a remodeled kitchen clad in teak and turquoise tile, with a polished concrete floor and sliding doors that lead out to the back terrace.

High ceilings and stacked interior spaces contribute to the home’s airy feel, while numerous cozy and quiet spots provide opportunities for relaxing. To top it all off, the home has a super dreamy office—perfect for working from home. Scroll ahead for a look inside.

The home’s entrance is marked by soaring glass windows and an open staircase. 

The double-height, split-level entry opens to the living room and the dining area.

The living space features lofty, pitched ceilings, an open floor plan, and an angled wall of glass.

Sliding glass doors lead to a sunny side patio with room for outdoor furniture and a small garden. Wood-paneled eaves add to the midcentury vibe.

The dining area is just off the living room. Cutouts keep the air and energy flowing.

A floating, white brick fireplace is framed by dark-stained vertical shiplap panels.

Sliding glass doors lead from the dining area to the patio. 

The opposite view shows the front entry and its soaring bay of windows.

The kitchen has been recently modernized with period-appropriate teak cabinetry and a turquoise tile backsplash.

Louis Poulson PH-5 pendant lights hang above the center kitchen island. The updates introduced plenty of storage—full-height cabinets surround the refrigerator.

A George Nelson bubble light hangs above the eat-in portion of the kitchen, and glass sliders connect the space to the outdoors.

The back terrace has room for a BBQ and lounge chairs. 

The sunny master bedroom features high ceilings and a small terrace.

Tall windows frame a scenic view of the surrounding hills.

Built-in bookshelves line the corridor leading to the master bath.

The updated master bathroom features a skylight and an enclosed glass shower.

The sun-filled master bathroom features updated tile and fixtures.

The second bedroom has a pitched ceiling and geometric window bays.

The third bedroom is set up as a child’s room, with high ceilings that can easily accommodate a bunk bed.

The fourth bedroom connects with the back patio and makes a great home office.

Another home office corner. 

A view of downtown Los Angeles from 3733 Clayton Avenue.

3733 Clayton Avenue is currently listed for $1,799,000 by Juan Longfellow and Louise Leach of Deasy Penner Podley.

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