Snag This Midcentury Stunner in Southern California For $799K

Long stretches of glass and sunny courtyard spaces characterize this modernist treasure, which was once photographed by the legendary Julius Shulman.
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Once immortalized by master architectural photographer Julius Shulman and currently being considered as a historic landmark in Los Angeles County, this four-bedroom, two-bath residence is now on offer for $799,000. It was built in 1954 by builder and craftsman Ken McLeod to be his personal home, and in 1964 architect Rufus Turner restored the rear after a fire damaged the living room. Today, the open space of the living room, dining room, and den benefit from walls of glass that stretch nearly two stories high. McLeod’s relationship with modern luminaries such as Fred McDowell, Theodore Criley, Foster Rhodes Jackson, and Richard Neutra is expressed by the comfort and functionality of the midcentury gem, as well as its connection to the outdoors.

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Jenny Xie
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Jenny Xie is the author of the novel Holding Pattern, a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree. She’s received fellowships from Bread Loaf, Yaddo, and MacDowell, among other organizations.


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