The 2,270 sq ft San Rafael Hills home dates from 1948 and has an open-concept living room with glass walls looking west over the garden and towards the city beyond. Beamed ceilings run overhead, but really, it is brick that’s the star material in the space: brick floors run underfoot, and there’s a statement brick fireplace in the living room with an offset surround.
The midcentury vibe picks up in the vintage kitchen, which features orange subway tiles in a similar motif as the flooring. There’s a separate dining area and breakfast nook, while three large bedrooms, a home office and two bathrooms are on the upper level.
Postwar details on this floor include log-burning fireplaces, tiled flooring and dark wood built-ins. Sliding, black-framed doors open onto the garden and its patio spaces, planted with cacti, trees and leafy plants, while the west-facing rooms have views of the Griffith Observatory in the distance.
Take Sunset holds the listing for 316 Redwood Drive, which is asking for $1.695m. The enclave is a few miles from the main downtown restaurants, shops and other famous LA attractions. Take a look around in the gallery above.