Updated Buff & Hensman in Nichols Canyon seeks $7M

Buff & Hensman designed hundreds of houses in California including this 1960 Nichols Canyon home called the Ajioka House.

The Ajioka House by Buff & Hensman

When current owner, Derek Mattison, purchased 2563 Nichols Canyon Road in 2008 the home needed work. He told Architectural Digest “ a built-with-duct-tape feel. All the auxiliary structures were a little off, interior columns were in inconvenient places, and the landscaping was a random collection of trees and shrubs. The whole property needed to be retouched in some way.”

Ajioka House by Buff & Hensman
Ajioka House in Nichols Canyon

He tasked Commune, a Los Angeles-based design studio “consistently included in the AD 100 and Elle Décor A-List” to bring the home back to its intended glory.

Buff & Hensman's Ajioka House
Buff & Hensman's Ajioka House in Nichols Canyon
Buff & Hensman's Ajioka House in Nichols Canyon CA

After a two year renovation, the two-story, three-bedroom, three-bathroom dwelling, sited on .75 acres, is clad inside and out with reclaimed wood and boasts soaring ceilings intersected with architectural beams, concrete floors, a dramatic brick fireplace, and a “high-tech Boffi kitchen equipped with a 24-foot walnut counter.”

The Ajioka House by Buff & Hensman
1960 Ajioka House by Buff & Hensman
Buff & Hensman's 1960 Ajioka House

The first floor opens to an expansive outdoor deck complete with large pool, a full bar, outdoor shower, fire pit and cascading water feature designed by Stan Bitters.

Listed at $6.995 million, the gated property also includes a pool house, an office over the garage, and a two-car garage and motor court.

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Listing courtesy of Steve Frankel & Carl Gambino – Coldwell Banker, Westside Estate Agency

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