This A-Frame Chalet in Los Angeles With an Ingenious Kitchen Wants $1.1M
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This A-Frame Chalet in Los Angeles With an Ingenious Kitchen Wants $1.1M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
This Mount Washington A-frame features a lofted second bedroom and an indoor/outdoor kitchen with a retractable back wall.

If you’re looking for an eccentric L.A. property—and have a million-dollar budget—then this Mount Washington A-frame chalet could be for you. Originally designed in 1964 by prolific architect James Allen Walter, a "maverick Modernist" according to Domus, this 2,000-square-foot residence features a tongue-and-groove ceiling, a wall of windows, and panoramic views over the canyon. The secret star of this vintage home, however, is its indoor/outdoor kitchen whose retractable wall fully opens the home to deck embellished by bougainvilleas. 

The 2,000-square-foot, A-frame home features two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. 

The 2,000-square-foot, A-frame home features two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. 

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The living room features vaulted ceilings and a dramatic wall of glass which opens to a spacious balcony with gorgeous views. 

The living room features vaulted ceilings and a dramatic wall of glass which opens to a spacious balcony with gorgeous views. 

The porch features spectacular views of the canyon and downtown Los Angeles.

The porch features spectacular views of the canyon and downtown Los Angeles.

A second, lofted bedroom is perched above the living room.

A second, lofted bedroom is perched above the living room.

The lofted bedroom enjoys a view of the treetops.

The lofted bedroom enjoys a view of the treetops.

The room has an ensuite bathroom and an attic space that could serve as a reading nook, meditation space, or storage.

The room has an ensuite bathroom and an attic space that could serve as a reading nook, meditation space, or storage.

The upstairs bath features graphic tile. 

The upstairs bath features graphic tile. 

The indoor/outdoor kitchen has been renovated and is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances. The clear highlight, however, is its retractable back wall. 

The indoor/outdoor kitchen has been renovated and is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances. The clear highlight, however, is its retractable back wall. 

The back wall retracts, drawbridge-style, onto a deck surrounded by bougainvilleas. 

The back wall retracts, drawbridge-style, onto a deck surrounded by bougainvilleas. 

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The kitchen counter converts into bar seating when the wall is open. 

The kitchen counter converts into bar seating when the wall is open. 

The retractable wall brings light and air into the kitchen.

The retractable wall brings light and air into the kitchen.

A view into the indoor/outdoor kitchen.

A view into the indoor/outdoor kitchen.

The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen. 

The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen. 

Downstairs, the remodeled master bedroom has an ensuite bath and direct access to the outdoors. 

Downstairs, the remodeled master bedroom has an ensuite bath and direct access to the outdoors. 

The garage has been converted into den/bedroom complete with laundry hookups. 

The garage has been converted into den/bedroom complete with laundry hookups. 

The exterior of the home. 

The exterior of the home. 

1364 Killarney Avenue, Los Angeles is now being listed for $1,099,000 by Manvel Tabakian of Sotheby's Internationa Realty. 

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