One of our neighborhood’s most beautiful and iconic homes is for sale. It’s a 1936 Streamline Moderne house on Martel Avenue, between Willoughby and Romaine.
According to the listing agent, Victoria Massengale:
Designed by architect William Kesling for 1930s movie star Wallace Beery, this home is considered the jewel of Streamline Moderne. The striking horizontal speed lines and wing-like Pergola gates are accented by an eco-friendly garden of mature succulents. A tiled fountain draws visitors to the hidden front door, which opens to a dramatic living/dining room with ten-foot ceilings. Clearstory and casement windows lend an indoor/outdoor feel, framing a view of the expansive and beautifully landscaped backyard featuring a koi pond, original stone barbecue, and meandering paths leading to a bubbling rock fountain. Inside, hardwood floors and a recently restored Roman Brick fireplace in the living room lend warmth uncommon in such a modern home. The bathrooms have been lovingly restored to their 1930s glamour, while a full-house-and-garden sound system, modern roofing material and tankless water heater update the home to present- day standards….
The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1,404 square feet, on a 7,000 square foot lot. The asking price is $1,075,000.
You can see photos of the house here.
For more information, contact Victoria Massengale of Keller Williams Realty-Beverly Hills at 323-775-6305.