In the early 1960s, celebrated modernist architect Pierre Koenig was enlisted to craft this midcentury modern gem for Robert Beagles and his wife Alice. Perched on an ocean-view bluff in Pacific Palisades — with breathtaking vistas rivaling that of the oft-photographed Stahl House, Koenig’s landmark 1959 Case Study home cantilevered atop the Hollywood Hills — the place has remained in the same family ever since; now the pristine time capsule has popped up on the market for the first time, asking $4.5 million.
Resting on a steeply sloped 0.11-acre hillside lot, above the popular Sunset Beach surf spot that sits at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, the striking concrete, glass and steel structure features four bedrooms and three baths filtered throughout a little more than 2,400 square feet. Two levels boast the original exposed structural steel, book-matched cabinetry, hardwood floors and vintage Formica; and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass in almost every room provide stunning coastline views stretching from Palisades to Palos Verdes and Catalina Island beyond.
A fairly unassuming street-level entrance out front opens to reveal the home’s second floor, which is anchored by a central two-story atrium topped by skylights and encasing a curving floating staircase. Additional highlights include a formal dining room, den/office space, and galley-style kitchen outfitted with an eat-in breakfast bar, newer appliances and sliding glass doors spilling out to an al fresco dining terrace.
Elsewhere is a master bedroom displaying a Juliet balcony overlooking the picturesque seascape, as well as a separate dressing area that connects to a decidedly dated bath equipped with dual vanities and a tub/shower combo. There’s also a spacious lower-level living room hosting a large wood-burning fireplace, wet bar, built-in bookshelves and access to a sundeck.
Rounding out the listing, which is held by Rick Grahn and Brian Linder of Compass, are an attached two-car garage sporting a sliding frosted glass door, plus a semi-private pathway outdoors that leads directly to a nearby beach.