The award-winning Seidenbaum Residence in Los Angeles by master architect Richard Dorman is on the market for the first time in 45 years, listed at $2.5 million, according to The Agency real estate firm.
“Tucked away down a long private driveway this quiet, secluded compound is a mid-century modern architectural gem,” according to the listing.
The American Institute of Architects praised the Seidenbaum Residence as one of the greatest pieces of architecture in Los Angeles created between 1947 and 1967. The Grand Prix of Real Estate recognized the home’s excellence, too.
Dorman built the home in 1965 for Art Seidenbaum, who was a popular columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
“Two peaked roofs with clerestory windows capture the sunlight and reverberate light illuminating the interior,” the listing describes the home. “A feeling of complete peace and privacy in a tranquil serene canyon setting is one of the many priceless perks this estate delivers. Upon arrival of this enchanting compound, one enters a sacred world of seclusion and splendor, where lush hillside gardens, offer the most tranquil of getaways from the excitement of the city below.”
“My favorite aspect of the property is the two peaked roofs with clerestory windows,” listing agent Denise Snanoudj of The Agency told realtor.com. “Aesthetically, they are beautiful, but they also serve a great purpose.”
That’s because Dorman created the windows to capture the sunlight from the south, she told the real estate website. The house faces north.
There’s a contigent offer pending on the property.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has a main living area that is wide open and flows into the kitchen, family and dining spaces. Walls of glass bring in natural light. There are expansive ceilings and a see-through, double-sided fireplace that “provides warmth and intimacy to the open concept design of the great room,” the listing states.
The house, built on a plateau, allows views of the picturesque landscaping, as well as mountain and city views.
In addition to the main house, a detached one-bedroom, one bathroom guesthouse offers guests a kitchen, living room, laundry, loft and more stunning views.
Set on a one-acre parcel at 15137 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, California, the property has plenty of space for outdoor living, with a main deck with a pool and dry sauna and lower-level greenhouse equipped with water and electricity that can be repurposed as gym, yoga or art studio, the listing suggests.