Art dealer and gallerist Margo Leavin is determined to curate a home sale.
Her Streamline Moderne-style estate in the Hollywood Hills enclave of La Brea Terrace is on the market for $8.8 million. She sought $15 million when first listing it last year.
The stylish mansion was built in 1941 by C. Raimond Johnson, an architect who also worked on the Romanesque Revival-style buildings across the USC campus.
Spanning 8,500 square feet, the home stays true to the Streamline Moderne emphasis on curving shapes and long, horizontal lines. Curved wood parallels a winding staircase in the two-story foyer, and the upper level opens to a rounded balcony.
Parquet floors line open spaces brightened by walls of glass. On the main level, there’s a living room with a fireplace, a dining area and a sleek kitchen updated to a more modern style.
Above sits the master suite, one of five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. It boasts built-in seating and picture windows with city-light views.
Below sits an indoor-outdoor lounge under beamed ceilings. Through pocketing doors, it opens to a spacious pool and spa. Elsewhere on the 1.8-acre grounds, there’s a motor court and landscaped lawn.
Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.