You Must See the Kitchen in This Dreamy Los Angeles A-Frame Home

published May 5, 2019
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We’ve always fantasized about living in a “chalet,” and this A-frame home atop Mount Washington in Los Angeles fits the bill to a T. The two-bed, two-and-a-half-bath home, which was initially designed by “Maverick of Modernism” James Allen Walter, has been dramatically remodeled to provide unobstructed views of the canyons and downtown.

Tucked behind automated gates, this exquisite A-frame home measures 2,000 square feet. Walter first designed the house in 1964 for a famous dancer and her partner. He then came across the property again in the ’90s and redesigned it, according to Domus. The stunning home features an open 25-foot living room with a dramatic wall of glass that allows light to stream in. Open the glass doors and step out onto the deck, a sun-drenched spot with a slice of shade that overlooks the beauty of Los Angeles.

A spacious entertainer’s kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances and a large center island. The pièce de résistance? A back wall that retracts into a cozy, private deck surrounded by bright bougainvillea. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee while sitting in the hammock, or lounging with friends after a dinner party. There’s also a formal dining area off the kitchen.

On the first level, a new downstairs master bedroom has plenty of closet space, as well as a large, beautifully-tiled three-quarter master bath. There’s also direct access to outside. A garage has been converted into a den/additional bedroom, providing extra space for friends and family. The loft features a second master bedroom that towers above the living room, with a ladder that leads up to a small nook, perfect for cozying up with a book.

A grassy, terraced backyard is filled with mature trees and lush landscaping, as well as tiered planter boxes where you can cultivate that green thumb. Five parking spaces, including a carport, can come in handy for guests. 

Priced at $1.099 million, we’ll probably never call it our own, but at least we can dream! (If it is in your price range, reach out to Manvel Tabakian and Nadia De Winter, the property’s listing agents.)

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