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Midcentury Modern gem hits the market in Brentwood

Home of the Day | Brentwood
Built in 1958, the Craig Ellwood-designed Smith House in Brentwood house exemplifies Midcentury Modern style.
(Marvin Rand)

The Craig Ellwood-designed Smith House in the Crestwood Hills area of Brentwood, widely published since it was built in 1958, has a timeless appeal. The Midcentury Modern post-and-beam house takes in views of Santa Monica Bay and the Palos Verdes Peninsula through walls of glass.

Address: 1095 N. Kenter Ave., Los Angeles 90049

Price: $1.699 million


Built: 1958

Architect: Los Angeles-based Craig Ellwood

Lot size: 9,680 square feet

House size: 1,550 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms


Features: Living room, fireplace, dining area, entry, carport, near original condition

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90049 ZIP Code in January was $2.995 million based on 20 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 38.1% decrease compared with the same month the previous year.

Agent: Mary Young, Teles Properties, (424) 299-4430

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