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Home of the Day: Midcentury Modern home in Van Nuys retains its original vibe

Home of the Day: Midcentury Modern home in Van Nuys retains its original vibe

In proximity to the 405 and 101 freeways, this classic Midcentury home is set back from the street and behind redwood privacy gates.

(PJ McMullen / Shooting LA)

An open floor plan, rooflines and overhanging eaves are among the distinctive characteristics of this Midcentury Modern-style house in Van Nuys, designed by architect Leo P. Raffaelli and built in 1957. Restored and maintained through the years, the classic single-story showcases such period elements as an atrium courtyard, concrete slab floors and plenty of built-ins.

Address: 15126 Kittridge St., Van Nuys, 91405

Price: $799,000

Built: 1957


Architect: Leo P. Raffaelli

Lot size: 7,054 square feet

House size: 1,654 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms


Features: Open-concept floor plan; fireplace; floor-to-ceiling glass; atrium courtyard with water feature; built-in storage; walk-in pantry; peg board cabinet that doubles as room divider; custom wood plantation shutters throughout; patio; landscaped backyard; redwood gates; carport

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91405 ZIP Code in June was $490,000 based on 19 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 6.5% increase in median price compared with June 2015.

Agents: Brian Courville and J.B. Fung, John Aaroe Group

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