Photographer Todd Selby’s Midcentury Pad Lands on the Market for a Cool $3.4M

Photographer Todd Selby’s Midcentury Pad Lands on the Market for a Cool $3.4M

By Kathryn M.
The Raúl Garduno–designed Franks House comes with a cascading waterfall and a koi pond.

"We saw photos of the home online, and immediately fell in love with the property," explains Todd Selby, the photographer and author behind the acclaimed blog The Selby. Not only was the Franks House an idyllic setting for saying "I do" to his now-wife, Danielle Sherman, but it has also been the couple’s primary residence for the past six years.

The Franks House sits on a tree-filled lot in Crestwood Hills, a shady area west of the 405 and north of Brentwood Park in Los Angeles. Designed by Raul Garduno in 1966, the two-bedroom home boasts floor-to-ceiling glass walls that frame 180-degree views.

A celebrated work of Los Angeles architecture, the Franks House was designed by Raúl Garduno while he worked in the office of William Krisel in the late 1960s. Spread over three levels, the midcentury residence spans 2,506 square feet, with two bedrooms, two and a half baths, and several spacious living areas wrapped in glass. The well-maintained home retains a trove of original details—including cork and redwood paneling throughout.

The main entrance greets guests with a koi pond.

A koi ponds lies along the serene, Zen-like path to the front door, hinting at the calming aesthetic within. Tall ceilings rise even higher in the living, cooking, and dining area, while an expansive, wraparound deck allows each space to flow outside.

The property has been meticulously maintained throughout the years. Here, original cork paneling lines a wall in the foyer.

"The house was designed to have parties," notes Danielle in a Vogue article highlighting the couple’s wedding at the property.  "There have probably been many more rambunctious nights than our wedding in this house."

The airy great room features a double-height ceiling. The dining room includes a wet bar, and sliding glass doors lead to the deck.

The master suite features a fireplace, a walk-in closet, a private outdoor patio, and a spa-like connected bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and sauna. Scroll ahead to see more of the property, currently listed for $3,400,000.

Anchored by a large fireplace, the living room overlooks canyon views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Contrasting cork and redwood paneling is found throughout the space.

The recently renovated galley kitchen features custom cabinetry, stainless steel counters, and all-new appliances.

A closer look at main-level terrace, which showcases glass walls that wrap around both levels of the home. The master bedroom balcony lies above.

A fireplace creates a cozy setting for the master bedroom, which offers 180-degree views of Los Angeles.

The outdoor patio offers a quiet corner to enjoy Pacific Ocean views, with deep overhangs to provide shade.

A skylight ushers ample natural light into the master bathroom. Japanese-inspired screens open the master bedroom to the great room below.

The master suite also features a custom-designed sauna.

A look at the second bedroom, which offers direct access to outdoor space.

A small office is tucked away near the front entrance, separated from the main house by a breezeway.

The home’s three stories descend down a tree-filled canyon lot that offers a private and quiet escape from the city below.

1249 North Tigertail Road is currently listed for $3,400,000 by Aaron Kirman of the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass.

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