Architect Ed Niles had a thing for glass and began his 37-year career designing a glassy box of light sited to capture heart-eye inducing city views.Built in 1966, long before designing the Milt House in Los Feliz or “gifting the cliffs of Malibu and ridges of Beverly Hills with his monumental glass pavilions” or a glass-clad vacation home in Vail, Colorado, Niles designed this more modest rectangular-shaped dwelling atop a hillside lot at 2867 Belden Drive in Beachwood Canyon.
From the curb you walk up a flight of stairs to the front door opening to a spacious great room surrounded by walls of glass letting in tons of filtered light and endless city and leafy views creating an immediate connection with nature.
2,290 square feet of living space spans two floors complete with touchless switches/locks and Velux skylights throughout. The entry level holds the living and dining room along with an updated kitchen featuring a galley-style kitchen with stainless steel appliances adding an industrial edge.The master suite includes a spacious walk in closet and ensuite Zen spa-style bath with double vanity, soaking tub and walk in shower with dual shower heads.
Last sold in 2017 for $2,313,500 Ed Niles’s early midcentury is now up for grabs asking a tad under $2.2 million.
Listing courtesy of Monique and Joel Carrabba – Compass