Back in the early 1970s, longtime Los Angeles-based entertainment attorney Gary Concoff and his wife Jean doled out a mere $98,000 for this modernist residence in the sought-after Rustic Canyon neighborhood of Pacific Palisades.
Originally designed and built in 1960 by Korean-American architect David Hyun — who had worked in the offices of Richard Neutra and A. Quincy Jones early in his career, before going on to create Little Tokyo’s Japanese Village Plaza — the striking treehouse-like structure has now returned to the market 50 years later, this time asking just under $8 million.
Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac, amid a heavily wooded parcel of land spanning almost a quarter-acre, the rectilinear and flat-roofed house is fronted by an attached two-car garage. A set of wooden steps leads up to a porch landing topped by an eye-catching cantilevered entryway, with the front door opening into 4,000 square feet of meticulously maintained and updated living space on two levels.
There are hardwood and terracotta tile floors, soaring post-and-beam ceilings and wood-paneled walls throughout, plus metal-framed expanses of glass incorporating head-on views of the giant sycamore and native oaks gracing the property.
Among the main-level highlights are an open living and dining room area marked by a full wet bar, and a custom Eggersmann kitchen outfitted with sleek cabinetry, a center island and high-end stainless appliances. This particular floor also hosts a powder room, as well as a full bath shared by three bedrooms.
A spiral staircase heads upstairs, where there’s a primary bedroom sporting a balcony, large closets, and a decidedly dated sky-lit bath equipped with a sunken tub and separate shower. Two separate offices and a spacious den/media room adorned with a fireplace can also be found on the second level.
Outdoors, the private and fenced grounds host a covered deck perfect for al fresco dining, as well as a rectangular pool flanked by a sundeck. An added bonus: a gate providing your very own personal access to Rustic Canyon Park.
Billy Rose of The Agency serves as the listing agent.