A Los Angeles Midcentury Post-and-Beam Gem Asks $1.7M

Tucked out of sight, the three-bedroom retreat is surrounded by a mahogany-planked forecourt and sweeping canyon views.
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Another midcentury gem is now up for grabs in Los Angeles. Built in 1960, the historic property rests on a hilltop between Laurel Canyon and Sunset Plaza. The home offers 1,812 square feet of living space, split into three levels, along with an additional studio/guest suite with a private entry.

Nestled on a crest between Laurel Canyon and Sunset Plaza, the 1960 home at 8895 Appian Way offers is concealed behind verdant landscaping. A door from the street leads into a lush, Zen-like entry courtyard.

The enclosed courtyard features a partially covered mahogany deck overlooking a water feature and tropical plantings.

Among the many notable aspects of the home, one standout feature is the the deck outside the front door, made of mahogany wood. Surrounded by fencing and lush vegetation, the space creates an unexpected entry sequence for the home and adds a feeling of seclusion from the surrounding city life.

Another view of the outdoor area from the front door.

Inside, the spacious home features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors. Additional decks off of the living area and kitchen overlook sweeping views of Laurel Canyon. The walls are clad in original oak paneling, with matching wood floors.

The interior features original midcentury details such as restored oak flooring and paneling. The living and dining room sit a few steps down from the kitchen.

Another view of the living room, showcasing the travertine fireplace.

The home offers three bedrooms and three baths, with one pair located on the main level and the others located on the second floor. Exterior stairs lead to the third level, which comes with its own private entry and an additional bedroom and bath. Complete with a kitchenette as well, the top floor can serve as a guest floor or home office. Keep scrolling to see more of the property, currently listed for $1,695,000.

Sliding glass doors in the dining area open to a smaller deck/balcony overlooking the canyon.

Refinished wood paneling continues into the open, eat-in kitchen, which is complete with all new, custom cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances.

The view from the kitchen looking into the living room.

A quiet sitting area on the second floor offers another spot to take in the surrounding views.

The large master suite, also located on the second level, features a small sitting area and private outdoors space.

A peek into the master bath.

A look at another of the three bedrooms.

Another of the bathrooms features original cabinetry and fixtures.

The third floor opens into a sitting area followed by several smaller rooms that lead to a back bedroom. Here, the first of the smaller rooms features a vintage vanity and sink.

The next alcove offers a kitchenette.

Lastly, the rear of the third floor is currently set up as a bedroom, but the entire space could serve a variety of purposes.

A view of one of the decks. Translucent paneling creates privacy from neighbors.

8895 Appian Way in Los Angeles, CA, is currently listed for $1,695,000 by Sara Clephane of deasy penner podley.

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