Retro midcentury in Laurel Canyon landscaped by Garrett Eckbo

One of the last homes on a coveted mid-century enclave in Laurel Canyon happens to be one of the best. Designed by architect David Crompton in 1962 for California artist Jean Edelstein, this striking mid-century house stands near the end of a cul-de-sac, just up from Pierre Koenig‘s Bailey House, Case Study House No.21.

With an entrance just below street level, the home opens to an interior defined by clean lines, organic forms, and minimal ornamentation. Floor-to-ceiling walls of sliding glass flank both sides of the residence, framing the garden designed by legendary landscape architect Garrett Eckbo, who shaped the outdoors of the Millard Kaufman House and the Avenel Cooperative Housing Project.

The living room and staircase of the second floor
The living room and sliding glass door

A wall of brick surrounds the fireplace in the living room, while the opposite side of the space holds a small dining table and a baby grand piano.

The dining place, kitchen area, and wooden cabinet
Working room, a piano, and a bookshelf

A U-shaped kitchen with wood cabinets offers built-in appliances and dining areas on both sides of its counters.

Measuring 3,948 square feet, the internal space holds four bedrooms, multiple flexible-use rooms (one in use as a library/den with fireplace, another as an office), four bathrooms, and an over 1,100 square foot attached studio addition with a separate entrance – currently in use as a world-class production design studio.

Neighborhood perks include hiking trails and the Mulholland Tennis Club, along with easy access to Studio City, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood. Last sold in 1992 for $605,000, the home is now on the market with an asking price of $3.650 million.

The bedroom and Shutter
The backyard sitting place of the midcentury home
Listing courtesy of Tori Horowitz & Lynda Kahn | Compass
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