Midcentury with iconic butterfly roof in Beachwood is up for grabs

A butterfly-style roof, a distinct feature of modernist architecture popularized by William Krisel, gives this midcentury modern in Beachwood Canyon lasting curb appeal.

Designed by architect Maurice L. Bein and completed in 1962, the home, oriented on a 5,163-square-foot lot to capture peek-a-boo views of the Hollywood Sign, sits behind a horizontal wooden fence with a roof shaped like  “a broad, off-center V resembling two unequal wings of a gigantic bird in flight.”

Mid-century with butterfly roof in Beachwood Canyon
The dining room of the Mid-century with butterfly roof

Measuring 1,915 square feet, the living space spans two levels, with walls of glass bringing in views of the surrounding treetops and allowing tons of natural light to fill the open living space. There’s an easy indoor-outdoor flow from the public spaces to a patio screened in by thin wood slats.

The kitchen room and dining table
Side yard sitting place

The lower level houses three ensuite bedrooms, leading to a wraparound deck with angle supports echoing design elements found in the Kallis-Sharlin house by Schindler.

The bedroom and balcony view
The balcony and an outside view

While you feel a million miles above the city, you’re close to hiking trails in Griffith Park and Franklin Village where you can sip a glass of your favorite wine at La Poubelle, stock up on fresh fruit and veggies at the Hollywood Farmers Market, or grab a sandwich at The Oaks Gourmet.

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