A Midcentury Los Angeles Home With “Spider Leg” Beams Asks $1M

A Midcentury Los Angeles Home With “Spider Leg” Beams Asks $1M

By Kathryn M.
The 1950s home combines poured-in-place concrete walls with a post-and-beam roof.

This midcentury home in Whittier, California, lies hidden behind a row of towering hedges—but the brightly colored, 10-foot-tall doors hint at the fun to be found within.

Completed in 1956, the home comprises a 2,310-square-foot main house and a 500-square-foot studio, both of which feature poured-in-place concrete walls and post-and-beam roofs. The larger structure steals the show with floor-to-ceiling glass walls overlooking the backyard and "spider leg" beams that extend from the rear facade.

Located southeast of downtown Los Angeles in the Friendly Hills neighborhood of Whittier, California, this 1950s home is hidden by massive hedges.

From the driveway, double doors open onto a serene courtyard complete with reflecting pools and pathways leading to the main house (left), as well as a separate studio (right).

The renovated main house offers three bedrooms and two updated bathrooms, along with several sitting areas and a modernized kitchen. The adjacent studio also has a bathroom, so it could potentially be used as a guest suite or ADU. Outside, the .5-acre lot provides a spacious setting for outdoor activities. Keep scrolling to see more the home, currently offered for $998,000.

A large living area stretches across the rear of the main house, illuminated by natural light from multiple sliding glass doors. Original concrete walls divide the space.

An opposite view of the living area reveals additional sliding glass doors that wrap around the room, as well as the "spider leg" beams that extend outward over the patio.

The living area flows into a dining room around the corner.

Adjacent to the dining area, the family room features a modernized fireplace flanked by narrow picture windows at each end.

The updated kitchen features custom teak cabinetry, quartz countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances. A central island provides additional seating.

An enclosed courtyard near the kitchen offers space for outdoor dining, along with a gas fire pit, and an alternative entryway for the studio.

On the other side of the home, one of the three bedrooms overlooks a reflecting pool and the rear patio, which is also accessible via sliding glass doors.

One of the home’s three bathrooms features a soaking tub and original jalousie windows.

Outside, the post-and-beam structure towers over the concrete and cedar-plank patio.

15631 Condesa Drive in Whittier, California, is currently listed for $998,000 by Nate Cole of SUPRSTRUCTUR.

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