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Artist Jordan Wolfson pays over asking for midcentury home in Los Feliz

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The Ray V. Otero-designed home, built in 1962, features walls of windows, beamed ceilings and original cabinetry.
(Realtor.com)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we’re guessing Jordan Wolfson found a lot to like in this airy post-and-beam residence in Los Feliz. The thought-provoking artist bought the midcentury home for $1.72 million, or roughly $320,000 more than the asking price.

The Ray V. Otero-designed home, built in 1962, retains its modernistic aesthetic and such original details as built-in cabinetry, beamed ceilings and clerestory windows. Forward-thinking updates include photovoltaic solar panels and an electric car charging station.

Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the living spaces in natural light. The 1,690 square feet of living space includes a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a dining area and a living room with a fireplace. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus an office space.

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An expansive patio and two balconies provide canyon views.

Brian K. Courville and JB Fung of Pacific Union International co-listed the property. Holly Purcell of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented Wolfson.

The home previously changed hands in 1999 for $483,000, according to public records.

Wolfson, 37, has spent his career using video, sculpture, installation and performance to comment on social systems in the modern world. Two of his works, “Colored Sculpture” and “Female Figure,” were featured in a solo exhibition in Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum in 2016.

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jack.flemming@latimes.com

Twitter: @jflem94

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