Midcentury Post and Beam In Fryman Canyon

Los Angeles, California
Architect
  • Maynard Woodard
Photographer
  • Brian Thomas Jones
Publications
  • Location
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Midcentury
  • Year
  • 1951
  • Square Feet
  • 3885
  • Lot Size
  • 24542
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • Built in 1951 by Maynard Woodard, former chief of design for Welton Becket & Associates—a firm often credited with defining the architectural landscape of post-war L.A.—this midcentury post and beam in the coveted Fryman Canyon Estates boasts original architectural details and thoughtful contemporary finishes that carry the home seamlessly into the 21st century.

    Shot by renowned architecture photographer Julius Shulman and featured in a 1955 issue of House & Garden, the four-bedroom residence sits on a private and gated half acre lot. Showcasing 3,855 square feet of living space, gracious interiors include new terrazzo floors and a remodeled chef’s kitchen with vaulted, high-beamed ceilings and wide-plank white oak floors throughout.

    Expansive windows and skylights flood the home with natural light, while sliding walls of glass create a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces, leading to expansive decks and mature gardens, an al fresco dining area with a wood burning fireplace, and the home’s original sunlit swimming pool Shulman captured so iconically over six decades ago. A bright, open living room with a minimalist fireplace and hearth functions as the heart of the home, with expansive walls of glass bringing the pool’s warm evening glow to the forefront of the experience.

    Listed by Jonathan Ruiz of The Agency
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    The home as viewed from the backyard, now and then. Mature landscaping and new dining areas elevate the outdoor spaces. Photo  of Midcentury Post and Beam In Fryman Canyon modern home

    The home as viewed from the backyard, now and then. Mature landscaping and new dining areas elevate the outdoor spaces.

    Circa 1955 Photo 2 of Midcentury Post and Beam In Fryman Canyon modern home

    Circa 1955

    Circa 1955 Photo 4 of Midcentury Post and Beam In Fryman Canyon modern home

    Circa 1955

    Smooth surfaces were favored over the home's original stone and wood, while built-in bookshelves add warmth to the space. Photo 5 of Midcentury Post and Beam In Fryman Canyon modern home

    Smooth surfaces were favored over the home's original stone and wood, while built-in bookshelves add warmth to the space.

    Circa 1955 Photo 6 of Midcentury Post and Beam In Fryman Canyon modern home

    Circa 1955

    The home's walls of glass bring the swimming pool and attractive landscaping to the forefront of the living experience. Photo 7 of Midcentury Post and Beam In Fryman Canyon modern home

    The home's walls of glass bring the swimming pool and attractive landscaping to the forefront of the living experience.

    Circa 1955 Photo 8 of Midcentury Post and Beam In Fryman Canyon modern home

    Circa 1955

    Terrazzo floors in the open dining room provide modernize the space Photo 9 of Midcentury Post and Beam In Fryman Canyon modern home

    Terrazzo floors in the open dining room provide modernize the space

    Circa 1955 Photo 10 of Midcentury Post and Beam In Fryman Canyon modern home

    Circa 1955

    The open chef's kitchen feels like a natural extension of the home. Photo 11 of Midcentury Post and Beam In Fryman Canyon modern home

    The open chef's kitchen feels like a natural extension of the home.

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