Open House: Thu, Jul 25th 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDT

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1954 Lucile Ave

Los Angeles CA, 90039

$2,350,000


$1,684.59 per sqft

Active

2 Beds

2 Baths

1,395 sqft

Residential

Built in 1960

A testament to ingenuity and engineering: The Garduno-Heiser House, 1960. Raul F. Garduno, Architect, with Peter Heiser and Paul Judson. Garduno and Heiser were classmates at the storied USC School of Architecture in the late 50's, a program that generated prodigious mid-century talents including William Krisel, Pierre Koenig and countless others. Together, the two college undergrads embraced the formidable challenge of designing this, the first of two side-by-side steel frame houses, with construction requiring minimum grading on a steep, and supposedly unbuildable Silver Lake hillside. Long on youthful temerity but short on funds, the pair realized their dream with Heiser, originally a successful child actor, selling his 1950's Corvette to raise capital for construction. Influenced by the sports car's pioneering use of lightweight fiberglass panels, Garduno and Heiser in turn utilized the material in the design of the original sinks and tubs throughout the residence. Featured in 1961 issues of Arts & Architecture magazine and LA Times "Home," the steel frame house is cantilevered over the site, making it appear suspended in the air. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer widescreen views stretching from Hollywood to La Crescenta, including vistas of local landmarks Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign. Approximately 500 square feet of deck surrounds the living room offering a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In 2015, the current owners began a comprehensive and faithful restoration in consultation with Peter Heiser and the Garduno family. The renovated residence features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, dining room that doubles as a family room, Malm living room fireplace, and sunken tub in the primary bath that overlooks the private interior atrium. Both bedrooms feature large windows, placed for natural light and sight lines that extend to Griffith Park, while renovation of the secondary bath pays homage to the beautiful tiled mosaics at LAX, 1961 design by Charles D. Kratka. Period details include partially suspended walnut kitchen cabinetry, George Nelson modular shelving system in the family / dining room, home office nook, original Gladding McBean tile as well as art by celebrated mid-20th century ceramist David Gil. The detached carport is situated at the base of the dramatic steps, presenting a corridor up to Garduno and Heiser's lasting achievement.

24-385065

MLS ID

June 21, 2024

Listed

July 24, 2024

Updated

Map

1954 Lucile Ave
Los Angeles CA, 90039

Interior Features

Total Stories

1


Bedrooms

2


Total Bathrooms

2


Full Bathrooms

2


Interior Features

Detached/No Common Walls, Built-Ins, Living Room Deck Attached


Appliances

Dishwasher, Freezer, Refrigerator, Garbage Disposal, Washer, Dryer


Laundry Description

Inside, In Closet


Floor Description

Ceramic Tile, Other


Fireplace

Yes


Fireplace Description

Living Room, Free Standing


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

Central


Heating

Yes


Heating Description

Central

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

0.17 Acres


Lot Features

Exterior Security Lights


Architectual Style

Mid-Century


Sewer

In Connected and Paid

Other Property Details

Area Name

Silver Lake - Echo Park


Days on Market

31


Garage

No


Parking

Carport Detached, Detached, Covered Parking, Above Street Level


Parking Total

2


View

Yes


View Description

Hills, City, Trees/Woods, City Lights


County

Los Angeles


Water Source

District


Pool

No


Pool Features

None


Zoning

LAR1

Open House Schedule

Thu, Jul 25th

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDT

Listed by Robert Moore with Crosby Doe Associates, Inc.
Listing Contact: 646-918-4360 

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