This 80-year-old Sears and Roebuck canyon cottage was built for owners from Iowa in 1939. The property was sold to a bohemian couple in the 1960s who immediately expanded the house to include a two-story artist studio where male nudes were sketched and painted. The couple, known for throwing lavish parties, were the hosts of an annual "Rite of Spring White Party" on the Vernal Equinox—a concept that would later evolve into the wildly popular gay White Parties that are now held all across the world.
Over the years, the property has been rented for a variety of film and television location shoots. In the early 1980s, Allen Funt, of “Candid Camera” fame, rented the property and then purchased the home. Funt soon established it as the production offices for “Candid Camera,” where they remained for almost two decades.
Enveloped by lush foliage, meandering pathways, water features and a magical bridge, this well-maintained, traditional style home is a picturesque retreat in prime Nichols Canyon.
Contemporary interiors showcase soaring windows and ample skylights revealing the property's idyllic surroundings. Offering complete privacy from the street in an enchanted setting just minutes from the Sunset Strip and Mulholland Drive, exquisite outdoor spaces give one the feeling of being worlds away from it all.
2359 Nichols Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Listed by Gina Blancarte, James Harris, and David Parnes of The Agency
Gina Blancarte: 424.672.4473
James Harris: 424.400.5915
David Parnes: 424.400.5916
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Towering palms and bamboo create an enchanting retreat
Towering ceilings and expansive windows take full advantage of the home's lush surroundings.
A generous living room is enhanced by a large skylight, fireplace, and white oak floors.
An expansive chef's kitchen with marble backsplash.