First offering of glassy post and beam in Mount Washington

He’s not a household name. But Kazuo Umemoto built the kind of mid-century modern homes that modernists flock to see in Los Angeles.

The Donald and Dolores Hamilton Residence, located at 4319 San Rafael Avenue in Mt Washington, is set back from the street for maximum privacy and elevated above the private drive to allow light to filter through the open interior and views across the city from its gentle hillside setting.

Adept in the classic post and beam glass house style pioneered by the USC School of Architecture, Umemoto designed an interior flanked by walls of glass that either pull your attention towards views of the San Gabriel Mountain vistas or has you eyeing the patio with a pool you’ll eventually upgrade.

The 1,534 square feet of living space holds three bedrooms, three baths, and centers around an open living room and dining area.

Classic post and beam details include roof beams reaching beyond the walls of glass to the front and the back, along with the original lighting and window shades.

There’s also a two-car garage.

Offered for the first time, the home is listed by Ilana Gafni & Crosby Doe, asking $1.195 million.

The living room and outside view
The living room and the view of the pool
The kitchen, wooden cabinets around, and fridge
A Pass-Through in the room and the view of side yard
Bedroom and the view of the outside
Balcony of the Mid-century modern home by Kazuo Umemoto
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