A Dapper Midcentury Under the Hollywood Sign Lists for $1.65M

A Dapper Midcentury Under the Hollywood Sign Lists for $1.65M

By Kathryn M.
Designed by architect Robert Malinoff for his own family in 1958, this spruced-up residence emphasizes an outdoor connection.

The 1958 residence that architect Robert Malinoff designed for his own family while he was still a student at USC School of Architecture has hit the market. The post-and-beam house displays the classic tenants of midcentury design with a newly restored interior—and an impressive view of the iconic Hollywood sign.

The Malinoff Residence is located along Ledgewood Drive in the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood. Situated at the base of Mount Lee, the home offers a nearly unobstructed view of the legendary Hollywood sign perched above the home.

Malinoff designed the home while training to become an architect at USC School of Architecture. The recently renovated interior showcases many original details, including red brick floors, simple wooden details, and a midcentury color palette.

Only a few other owners have enjoyed the home since its construction, helping to preserve the structure’s original details. Most recently, the local real estate development firm HabHouse stepped in to restore other period details and complete necessary functional updates. Painted beams and wooden details highlight Malinoff’s design while other finishes restore a midcentury aesthetic. Offering a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the nearly 2,400-square-foot home was recently listed for $1,649,000. Keep scrolling to see more of the interior, including how it looked when Malinoff himself lived in the home.

The foyer opens up into the dining and living area. Painted beams and trim highlight the structure’s post-and-beam design.

A concrete-and-brick fireplace anchors the main living area, which also connects to a small office area. Glass walls overlook a large patio surrounding the home.

A closer look at the office area and an additional seating nook. A narrow band of skylights casts sunlight into space.

An image from Malinoff’s years in the home reveals an original wall separating the living room from the office.

A closer look at the office when the Malinoff family resided in the home. A screen door also separates the space from the living area. 

The kitchen features original cabinetry with a large window above the sink providing natural light. The space was updated with new appliances and fixtures. 

Another look at the kitchen. A small passthrough connects to the living room.

Red brick is traded for hardwood floors in all of the home's bedrooms. Here, the master bedroom provides direct access to the backyard.

The master bathroom features updated fixtures and colorful cabinetry. 

The remaining three bedrooms are brightly illuminated by walls of windows. 

A look at one of the two secondary bathrooms, this one with a brightly painted vanity. A screen door provides privacy for a shower and changing area. 

A large entertaining or craft area offers built-in cabinetry at one end.

The side of the home opens onto a lush patio, complete with terraced planters and new landscape lighting. Views from the opposite direction look up to the Hollywood sign.

The patio continues to the front of the home, where an enclosed courtyard provides additional outdoor space for entertaining or relaxing.

The Malinoff Residence, located at 3378 Ledgewood Drive in Los Angeles, CA, is currently listed for $1,649,000 by Nate Cole  of SUPRSTRUCTUR /Unique California Property.

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