Buyer grabs significant piece of Los Angeles architecture in Bel Air

Seizing the moment to own a home with architectural pedigree, a buyer grabs Craig Ellwood’s iconic Case Study House no.16 after only one day on the market.

Built between 1951 and 1953, the Salzman House (also called Case Study House for 1953) is the first of three homes Ellwood designed for the Case Study House Program, sponsored by Arts & Architecture. Measuring 1,664 square feet, the one-story, flat-roofed residence stands in near original condition on a flat pad in the hills of Bel-Air.

Translucent glass panels screen the two-bedroom, two-bathroom house from the street. Beyond the panels, the steel post-and-beam construction “has a predominantly rectangular plan with a small volume extending to the north for a two-car carport.”

The dwelling’s steel frame supports exterior glass walls and “grooved Douglas fir siding, while walls of hollow clay tile block or obscure glass delineate exterior spaces.” Features include stunning views and an effortless indoor-outdoor connection achieved through extensive use of floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a large natural rock fireplace extending through the glass to the covered patio.

Designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2017, the home is listed for $2.9 million.

Listing courtesy of Aaron Kirman – Compass

The living room of 1953 Case Study House no 16 Bel Air CA and a fireplace
1953 Case Study House No. 16 in Bel Air, CA, and outside view
backyard of 1953 Case Study House no 16 Bel Air CA
1953 Case Study House no 16 Bel Air CA
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