A slice of architectural history is now up for grabs in Southern California. Designed and built by architect Matthew Leizer in 1968, this home sits tucked away at the end of a long, private drive in Topanga Canyon.
"This property is an exceptionally rare treasure for this area," notes listing agent Catherine Campbell. "Not only does it offer a unique, serene location surrounded by towering oaks, gentle boulders, and ocean breezes, but the home itself is also an architectural masterpiece."
Since being built in the late ’60s, the dwelling has been tenderly cared for by its current owners, who were good friends with Leizer. "The house is a perfectly preserved time capsule of the artistic quality of two blended eras: midcentury, and the budding craftsman ’70s," says Campbell.
"Leizer’s work evokes a blend of Frank Lloyd Wright, Earl Wear, and John Lautner, all while being interwoven with the architect’s own creative attention," Campbell says. "From the pristine Formica countertops to the original bathroom tiles and handcrafted woodwork, the space is an unspoiled work of art."
Extensive wood paneling cloaks the interior with a rich layer of warmth, while creating a strong indoor/outdoor connection. Floor-to-ceiling glazing ensures a light-filled atmosphere throughout.
In addition to large, open living areas, the 3,382-square-foot residence offers three bedrooms, including a sun-kissed primary suite with a private study and walk-in closet. The lower level holds another gathering space, complete with a kitchen, bar, bathroom, and private entrance. Scroll ahead to see more of the historic home, now listed for the first time.
21044 Waveview Drive in Topanga, California, is currently listed for $2,900,000 by Catherine Campbell of Sotheby’s International Realty – Topanga Brokerage.
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