Own the Longtime Home of Architects Louis Wiehle and Christopher Carr For $1.97M
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Own the Longtime Home of Architects Louis Wiehle and Christopher Carr For $1.97M

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By Kathryn M.
The artfully redesigned home in Los Angeles is the unique brainchild of both architects’ life work.

Acclaimed architects Louis Wiehle and Christopher Carr are officially selling their longtime personal residence of 30 years. Sited just a few blocks away from the city's beloved Griffith Park in Los Feliz, the 2,360-square-foot home has been beautifully transformed throughout the decades by the architects, resulting in a modernist, three-level sanctuary. 

Set on an expansive tree-filled lot near Griffith Park in Los Angeles, the residence provides easy parking via three individual, internally accessed garages.

Set on an expansive tree-filled lot near Griffith Park in Los Angeles, the residence provides easy parking via three individual, internally accessed garages.

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"The house occupies a steep bowl-like site rising and spreading wider from the street; the sloping roof forms reflect this topography, and lift to allow views out into the trees and sky above," explain the architects. 

Upon crossing the threshold, residents and guests enter the home through a contemporary stair-tower, constructed with strategically placed windows and 12-inch-thick cement walls.

Upon crossing the threshold, residents and guests enter the home through a contemporary stair-tower, constructed with strategically placed windows and 12-inch-thick cement walls.

"Our inspiration for this home came from the natural determinants and functional, spatial goals particularly expressed by Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner," they continue. "The calmness and repose engendered by the spaces within give us a 'center of gravity;' one that is quite private and inspiring to find within a huge and dynamic city. Visitors feel it, too."

Featuring a top-notch, built-in cooktop and oven by Wolf, the kitchen also includes custom-designed Anigre wood cabinetry. 

Featuring a top-notch, built-in cooktop and oven by Wolf, the kitchen also includes custom-designed Anigre wood cabinetry. 

The quaint eating area located off the kitchen has direct access to a serene lower-level patio. 

The quaint eating area located off the kitchen has direct access to a serene lower-level patio. 

Featuring four bedrooms, two baths, and spacious living areas, the dwelling also includes surprising spaces and innovative details which draw upon the transformative residential projects the architects have previously collaborated on, including the impressive restoration of Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House. Scroll ahead to take a peek inside the architects' longtime residence, currently listed for $1,975,000.

The bright and airy living room overlooks the verdant backyard, providing tree house-like vibes. 

The bright and airy living room overlooks the verdant backyard, providing tree house-like vibes. 

Anchored by a gas and wood-burning fireplace, the living area is also intimately enclosed by custom-built wooden bookshelves.

Anchored by a gas and wood-burning fireplace, the living area is also intimately enclosed by custom-built wooden bookshelves.

Each of the home's four bedrooms features lofty ceilings and clerestory windows.

Each of the home's four bedrooms features lofty ceilings and clerestory windows.

In the bathroom, generous windows and skylights create the illusion of an outdoor shower. 

In the bathroom, generous windows and skylights create the illusion of an outdoor shower. 

Designed to foster a profound connection to nature, the home includes multiple patios and balconies that extend the sense of enclosed floor area on all levels to the outdoors.

Designed to foster a profound connection to nature, the home includes multiple patios and balconies that extend the sense of enclosed floor area on all levels to the outdoors.

One or more of the four bedrooms could easily be converted into a home office or media center.

One or more of the four bedrooms could easily be converted into a home office or media center.

The upward slope of the 8,395-square-foot lot extends the property 43 feet above street level.

The upward slope of the 8,395-square-foot lot extends the property 43 feet above street level.

2438 Canyon Oak Drive is currently listed for $1,975,000 by Patricia Ruben of Sotheby's International Realty.

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