Designed by: Claude Oakland
Location: Granada Hills, California
Size: 2,159 square feet
We don't watch a lot of TV (mostly because we don't have cable or even over the air reception), but we do admit to being big fans of Mad Men...as much for the set design as the excellent acting (and Joan Holloway's outfits)...
So we did a "well, hellllooo there!" when we came upon this renovated Granada Hills Joseph Eichler (designed by Claude Oakland) that just about screams out its Sterling Cooper worthy status.
Mint Joseph Eichler Icon! Classic modern architecture, 1963. A clean-lined masonry facade sweeps serenely across the wide ridge site affording protection & privacy to the occupants & beauty born of artistic minimalism to the passerby. Sheltered from the street, inside all is bright, open & free of confinement. The entry garden atrium subtly dissolves indoor-outdoor distinctions, an effect enhanced by the glass walled interiors opening to generous patios, and the garden. The residence includes: built-ins, modern appliances, upgraded interiors in keeping with the style, and extensive landscaping.
And if you like this dandy of a mid-century home, be sure to check out some of our past tours right around the corner from this residence, alongside this interesting article about Eichler's star architect, Claude Oakland: