The Boykoff residence, a Bel-Air home extensively remodeled by noted architect John Lautner, has come up for sale at $2.475 million.
The multilevel house, which was originally built in the 1950s, is named for longtime owners Harry and Bea Boykoff. Harry Boykoff, who died in 2001 at 78, was a star basketball player at St. John’s who went on to play professionally for the Waterloo Hawks, Boston Celtics and Tri-Cities Blackhawks.
Following his playing career, Boykoff had a number of bit parts in various television shows and movies.
The couple commissioned Lautner to do a renovation of the home in the mid-1980s. Completed in 1986, the project included a total remodel of the kitchen, bathrooms, carport and landscaping. The floor plan was also reworked to maximize views that, on a clear day, extend from city to ocean.
On the main floor, the home includes an open living and dining area, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights bring natural light into the common areas. The chrome cabinetry in the kitchen is a holdover from Lautner’s project.
A lower-level bonus/media room, which has another bathroom, provides additional living space.
Outside, a wide swath of deck space overlooks a swimming pool. Gardens and mature trees complete the grounds.