Noted Case Study architect Rodney Walker crafted this alluring — if modestly-sized — midcentury modern in upper Bel Air as a personal residence for himself and wife Dorothea way back in 1950. Extensively renovated in the ensuing years in keeping with Walker’s original post-and-beam design, and last sold less than six months ago for $2.1 million, the home is now on the market once again for just shy of $2.3 million.
Perched atop a promontory, on a heavily wooded 0.19-acre parcel between Stone Canyon Reservoir and Sepulveda Pass, the gated structure is protected by a Ring security system and accessible via a lengthy private driveway off scenic Mulholland Drive. Inside, three bedrooms and two bathrooms are spread out over a little more than 1,600 square feet of single-level living space punctuated throughout by handsome epoxy-metallic concrete floors and vaulted wood ceilings.
Especially standing out is a spacious great room that has a cozy wood-burning fireplace tucked away in the corner, and is lined with walls of glass and Fleetwood sliding doors offering up stunning panoramic views of the San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica Mountains beyond. A dining area featuring a strikingly whimsical matchstick chandelier abuts the skylight-topped kitchen, which has been updated with stainless appliances.
The primary suite sports a fanciful tropical-themed mural and clerestory windows on one wall and frosted windows on another, plus a compact (and creatively tiled and wallpapered) bath equipped with a duo of oval pedestal sinks and a walk-in shower. Elsewhere in the house are two additional bedrooms, including one with built-ins that’s currently being used as an office. Outside, the backyard holds an “endless” exercise pool, and several spots for lounging and checking out those breathtaking vistas. There’s also a double carport with a Tesla charger, along with a gravel alcove with room for a couple more cars.