Iconic House on Martel for Sale

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.

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2 Responses to Iconic House on Martel for Sale

  1. It will be interesting to see what it sells for. The house as I recall needed some updating in the kitchen and baths but overall it was left in that vintage style so someone has a blank canvas to work with. The yard is amazing. The grounds are gorgeous. It’s sort of like buying a piece of art. The location is heavy multi-use but surprisingly the house house feels like an oasis.
    Great house. A true gem!

  2. I’ve lived in the neighborhood for thirteen years, so it was extra special when the owner asked me to represent his home. The kitchen and bathrooms have been updated, but updated-original. It was important to the current and previous owner to keep the architectural integrity of the home, so they have a lot of character, but aren’t new. It really is a piece of art and should be seen by the neighbors, it will be open from 2:00 to 5:00 every Sunday until you see an “In Escrow”, so please feel free to stop by.

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