Step Back in Time in This Midcentury Now Asking $1.4M

Step Back in Time in This Midcentury Now Asking $1.4M

Built in 1960, at the height of the Cold War, this well-preserved midcentury home is packed with authentic period charm—including its very own bomb shelter.

Located in the quiet suburban neighborhood of Granada Hills in Los Angeles, this classic midcentury abode features five bedrooms, five baths, and 4,095 square feet of charming living space. 

Originally designed by Joe B. Jordan, AIA—an architect who was responsible for many notable structures around the area—the historic residence has been lovingly cared for throughout the years and possesses a perfectly preserved 60s sense of style. The groovy, open-plan living space boasts terrazzo floors, a dual-sided fireplace, soaring 17-foot ceilings, tongue-and-groove details, plus custom glass and doors throughout. Yet, perhaps the home's most unique feature is its own bomb shelter, where through a code-locked door you can step back in time. 

The well-preserved midcentury home sits on a half-acre lot near the Knollwood Country Club in Granada Hills. The lot features a gorgeous outdoor space that includes a sprawling lawn, a covered patio, and a swimming pool and spa.

The home is like stepping into a time capsule. 

The stunning interiors feature an authentic midcentury-modern material palette that includes original terrazzo flooring, brick, and warm wood paneling. 

The open-plan living space is anchored by a grand dual-sided fireplace. Extensive glazing brings a strong sense of the outdoors in and keeps the interiors bright and airy.

The tongue-and-groove ceiling is another classic midcentury feature.

Here is a peek of the dining area. There is an additional sitting area just around the corner.  

Although the kitchen has been updated for modern living, it still maintains an authentic midcentury sense of style. 

One of the five bedrooms.

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The bomb shelter is accessed via a code-locked door, down a stairwell, and then through an L-shaped corridor. Complete with its own bathroom and air-filtration system, this hidden space could make a perfect private work area. 

The covered patio area enhances the indoor/outdoor living experience. The swimming pool features a solar heating system that’s perfect for entertaining throughout the year. 

The outdoor space has been landscaped with synthetic turf, as well as drought-tolerant plants.

16821 Maiden Lane, Granada Hills is now being listed for $1,399,000 by Brian Courville, JB Fung, and Patrick Brown of Modern Living LA. 

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