Auctioneer offers mid-century Los Angeles masterpiece for $ 8.5 million


With a career as a renowned art auctioneer and founder of Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Shannon Loughery knows a treasured masterpiece when she sees one – and Loughery’s recently listed Mid-Century style home in Encino. is exactly that.

Determining the value of a work of art is not that different from that of a house. Ask any art auctioneer or real estate broker around the world, and they’ll tell you about the litany of factors that determine the value of something and how many of those factors can overlap, such as artist, l uniqueness and condition.

The artist, in this case, is famous Los Angeles architect Donald G. Park, who designed the house built in 1972.

Known as the Lewis Estate, this mansion is perhaps Park’s magnum opus, or at least its most architecturally significant. A modernist marvel, the house is made up of three vast dodecagon structures linked by a glass pavilion.

Perched on an acre of the Encino Hills with breathtaking views of the San Fernando Valley, this one-of-a-kind home spans over 6,800 square feet of interior space with six bedrooms and six bathrooms.

The home’s unique design gives way to a dramatic interior with soaring wood panels that span the geometric ceiling, walls of glass windows that allow for a 200-degree view, and warm toned tiles in a pattern. circular which surrounds a recessed living space with a fireplace.

The freestanding stone walls help to separate the floor plan but also allow for a large space to display the art.

The kitchen is retro in style but is fitted with modern appliances like a smooth top stove located on the island with an overhead vent.

A variety of flooring is used throughout the home, including patterned tiles, hardwood floors, and a mint green rug that covers an elegant spiral staircase. Rich color accents are ubiquitous and prominent in places like the deep green of the upstairs bathtub and bathroom sinks, the hot pink and purple of the kitchen cabinets, and the soft yellow of the built-in sofa. .

The floor plan is completed with a separate vintage bar, two dining areas, and an atrium opening to a breathtaking beamed skylight.

Outside, the patio faces the valley, where residents can gaze at a landscape of mountains and city lights while enjoying the heated spa, swimming in the pool or sitting around the gas fireplace. .

This rare home, located at 17862 Via Vallarta, is priced at $ 8,495,000. Mick Partridge of Hilton & Hyland is the listing agent.

Hilton & Hyland is a founding member of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer market and a network of elite broker members selling the world’s most luxurious homes.


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