Get out your checkbooks and prepare for an inevitable bidding war, folks! A dashing A. Quincy Jones-designed midcentury modern ranch home in the San Fernando Valley community of Woodland Hills just popped up on the market; with a relative bargain-basement price of just over a million bucks, you can expect it to be scooped up sooner rather than later by a savvy suitor with deep pockets.
Built back in the early 1960s, and fastidiously preserved and updated through the years in keeping with the noted architect’s original design, the modernist structure packs three bedrooms and two bathrooms into just under 1,500 square feet of split-level living space. Though intimate, the pristine interiors are stylishly adorned with high tongue-and-groove, wood-beam ceilings complemented by rich hardwood floors, built-ins, vintage light fixtures and numerous skylights. Walls of glass frame treetop vistas, and offer seamless indoor-outdoor environs.
Nestled amid a gently sloping and heavily wooded parcel of land situated near Woodland Hills Country Club, the property is fronted by an attached carport that can accommodate two vehicles. An adjacent front door painted in an eye-catching turquoise blue shade opens into a foyer level holding a space that, per the listing, could be used as an art studio, office or bedroom; and just a few steps down, a dining area adjoins a mostly original kitchen outfitted with decidedly dated yet somewhat endearing Formica countertops and black appliances.
From there, a spacious sunken living room sports an indoor planter and a floor-to-ceiling masonry fireplace adorned with a floating hearth, along with glass sliders spilling out to a partially covered patio ideal for al fresco dining and lounging. Elsewhere in the house, a large primary en-suite bedroom boasts a handy built-in desk and private deck overlooking a grassy backyard with plenty of room for a pool or guesthouse.
Gitty Rahbar of Coldwell Banker Realty serves as the listing agent.