Handsome midcentury with ADU in the Hollywood Knolls

Built in 1962, this mid-century home is believed to be the work of Gardner Cowan, a Toronto-based architect with a distinctive style grounded in the ethos, ‘Less is more.’

A testament to the architect’s ability to harness light, volume, and flow, the rectangular-shaped residence occupies a slightly elevated position on a quiet, residential street surrounded by mature trees in the Hollywood Knolls.

Inside, the three-bedroom, three-bath home combines clean modernist lines with warm Scandinavian accents and quality upgrades. With hardwood floors running throughout the 1,736 square feet of internal space, the main residence opens to a combined dining and living room with a wall of glass framing the terraced yard and lush scenery. To one side sits an L-shaped kitchen. To the other, a double-sided floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace with built-in seating separates the dining/living area from the family room.

Both public and private spaces are dotted with strategically placed floor-to-ceiling windows, filling the interior with natural light and the lush scenery of the home’s verdant surroundings. 

The outdoor space is accessible via multiple access points, allowing indoor-outdoor flow to several patios and courtyards filled with lush plantings, a kitchen garden, fountain, tree-shaded pathway, and a Japanese soaking tub off the primary suite. 

Listing courtesy of Grace Gaerlan | Compass

Returning to the market with a permitted one-bedroom, one-bath ADU currently used as a home office (but offers multiple options for family, guests, or extra income), 3246 Primera Ave is listed with an asking price a tad under $1.8 million.

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