Home of the Day: a Donald Park time capsule in Encino


Double-high interiors framed in glass look over the park-like grounds and pool at this midcentury ranch home in Lake Encino. Offered for the first time in nearly half a century, the Donald Park-designed residence was previously owned by noted midcentury furniture salesman Mel Brown and looks the part thanks to a collection of period pieces.

Location: 18128 Chardon Circle, Encino, 91316

Asking price: $1.495 million

Year built: 1964

Architect: Donald Park

House size: 3,422 square feet, five bedrooms, four bathrooms

Lot size: 0.40 acres

Features: Floor-to-ceiling glass, exposed beams, period kitchen, dining room, family room, living room, den/office, pool, patio, garden

About the area: There were 112 homes sold in the 91316 ZIP Code in the last 90 days, at a median sale price of $478,000, according to Redfin. The median list price in that area is $625,000.


Agents: Brian Ades, 310-503-8080 and Rob Kallick, 323-665-1700, Sotheby’s International Realty

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