Midcentury Monument


Many movie stars and moguls have walked through the doors of this one-story, 9,000-square-foot home, owned since 1986 by a former studio head who is building a new house nearby.

About this house: This is no ordinary midcentury home. Due in large part to its size, it's being called a "monumental midcentury villa."

It was built in 1956 and was designed by architect Edward Fickett. Later, it was updated and enlarged by designer Ted Grenzback. The house was built with dual master suites, each with a bath, a dressing room and maid's quarters.

The current owners had the house enlarged to include a third master suite and a projection theater with kitchenette. One of the original master suites was converted into a library/office with wood paneling, and a gym was added next to the other original master suite. The library/office can be used again as a bedroom suite if desired.

Asking price: $6.9 million

Size: Four bedrooms, including the library/office; six baths; and four fireplaces. The house sits on more than an acre, on a promontory overlooking Stone Canyon.

Features: High ceilings, glass walls and skylights give this house a spacious, indoor-outdoor feeling. The dining area can seat 24. The home also has a pool and a den with a sunken wet bar.

The grounds, with mature foliage, give a sense of seclusion and privacy, yet the home has panoramic canyon and city views.

Where: Bel-Air, East Gate

Listing agents: Barbara Robinson at DBL Realtors, Beverly Hills (310) 275-8686, and Yves and Murry Mieszala with Coldwell Banker, (310) 777-6229.

To be considered as a candidate for Home of the Week, please send color interior and exterior photos (copies only, please; we cannot return the pictures) and a brief description of the house, including what makes the property unusual, to Ruth Ryon, Real Estate Section, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

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