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Midcentury home in the Hollywood Hills was a personal project for architect Richard Banta

Richard Banta’s former residence | Hot Property
Architect Richard Banta’s former residence, a stylish Midcentury under a pleated roof, is on the market in Hollywood Hills for $3.2 million.
(Nate Williams)

On a hillside above the Sunset Strip, the Midcentury Modern-style home that architect Richard Banta designed and built for himself is on the market for $3.2 million.

The 1959 house, when viewed from the right angle, resembles an art piece more than a house. A pleated roof zigzags overhead, and walls of glass span the home’s backside. Zigzagging red stilts support the hillside property from below.

For the record:
1:00 PM, Sep. 27, 2018 This article incorrectly states that the home has 4,481 square feet of interior space. It’s actually 1,181 square feet. The sale includes approved plans for a 3,300-square-foot addition, which would bring the interior to 4,481 square feet.

The single-story house has 4,481 square feet of interior, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. A walled and grassy courtyard sits out front before the interior kicks off with a hardwood-lined open floor plan.


A wall of plywood cabinetry backs the center-island kitchen, and the space also holds a bright living room. Two bedrooms, including the master suite, open directly to a long terrace that takes in views of the city and canyon.

Included in the sale are approved plans for a 3,300-square-foot addition that would add two more stories descending down the hillside.

Renderings for the project depict a courtyard with a floating staircase that leads down to a great room with glass walls. A bottom level holding a master suite, guest bedroom and home theater would sit below the courtyard area.

Julia Delorme of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.


Last December, an H-shaped home designed by Banta traded hands for $972,000 in Adams Hill, records show. | Twitter: @jflem94

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