This 1957 mid-century modern classic located in Nichols Canyon might be the first home Buff & Hensman designed.
The duo met while attending USC’s School of Architecture. LA Conservancy writes they “were already designing hundreds of affordable tract homes for a prominent California builder before starting their own practice, Buff & Hensman (1952-1957).”
Sited on a large and private street-to-street lot in Nichols Canyon, the residence stays true to the classic post and beam, wood, and glass design aesthetic we’ve seen in the Wong House and Case Study House #20 and #28.
The exterior features cantilevered overhangs that shade the concrete paths and other outdoor areas.
Walls of glass frame the surrounding lush green scenery, and sliding glass doors create a seamless flow to the outdoor areas that feature a rectangular pool with a spa.
This Buff & Hensman last exchanged hands in 1998 for $487,000. Listed by Richard Stearns and Carrie Berkman Lewis, the asking price is now $1.385 million.