Julius Shulman made a career of photographing some of the most architecturally interesting houses in Los Angeles. At 94, he’s still at it, this time taking pictures of a newly built Pacific Palisades home that earned a design award in 2004 from the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Hill House, a creation of L.A. architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, is reminiscent of Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House No. 22, which Shulman also photographed.
Shulman remembers the 1959 Case Study house, with its walls of glass and its location, perched on a hill above Sunset Boulevard. “This house is better, much better,” he said.
Two glass walls slide back to bring in the outdoors and reveal views from Sullivan Canyon to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. A so-called floating staircase leads to a gallery/library, a mezzanine study, a den and a guest bedroom. The den can serve as an additional bedroom. On the lower level are a sunroom and the master bedroom.
About this house: The three-story house, on the rim of Santa Monica Canyon, has a cantilevered second floor and a kitchen with a trapezoidal counter. A lower deck, adjacent to a waterfall, leads to a meadow.
Asking price: $2,575,000.
Size: The house has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 3,400 square feet. The lot size is 5,000 square feet.
Features: There are canyon, city, mountain, ocean and treetop views.
Where: Pacific Palisades
Listing agent: Frank Langen, (310) 230-0195, and Mike Deasy, (310) 275-8880, with Mossler, Deasy & Doe, Beverly Hills.
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