Nestled into a 6,185-square-foot lot in the Hollywood Hills, the Gardiner House is a beautiful example of the Californian midcentury aesthetic, and was built in 1954 by USC School of Architecture student Alvin H. Galpert.
Entering the three-bedroom, two-bath dwelling is like stepping back in time—floor-to-ceiling windows create a sense of seamless indoor/outdoor living, while wood paneling, a slate entry, and the original orange Formica kitchen give the home plenty of authentic midcentury charm.
Exposed beams run the length of the tongue-and-groove ceiling and define the open-plan living space. The historic home even comes complete with its own 15 minutes of Hollywood history, as it was originally built for Cecil B. DeMille's boom operator, Cecil Gardiner, and his wife Mary Jane.
Gardiner served as an extra in Billy Wilder's 1950's film Sunset Boulevard, showing up in the scene where Norma goes to visit DeMille (who made a cameo appearance in the film) in his office at Paramount Pictures.
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3409 Oak Glen Drive, Los Angeles is being listed for $1,048,000 by Jacqueline Tager of Sotheby's International Realty, Los Feliz Brokerage.
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