Sounds good, looks gorgeous; what's to keep anyone from buying this amazing house? The truth and nothing but the truth.
'Deconstructed' Mondernist Home in Los Angeles for $869,000
The Huffington Post
Via CurbedLA we've come across this "one-of-a-kind deconstructed modernist" house in the heart of Los Feliz on the market for $869,000. This unique 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom converted loft space is nestled ideally in the entrance of Griffith Park, and features soaring vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling glass windows, open loft space, and and an expansive wood paneled library in the upstairs mezzanine. This 2,739 sq. foot home was built in 1949, and is one of the more affordable properties we've seen in this neighborhood. View the rest of the listing here.
5411 Red Oak Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Rare opportunity to purchase this one-of-a-kind de-constructed modernist transformation of a traditional home into a ~Loft/House~ by the entry to Griffith Park. Nothing of the placid exterior prepares the visitor for the soaring ceilings and exploded volumes within. Open loft spaces inter-penetrate above the retained floor plan in a ceiling-less suspension of all conventional expectations of domestic organization. A fluid dining/entertainment/gallery room lit by custom metal-framed skylights extends into the rear yard, where glass sliders expose varied plantings. With over 2700 square feet per assessor, and additional unpermitted library space in the mezzanine above, when is architecture this cutting-edge available in a prime neighborhood so affordably? Two bedrooms and baths retain conventional privacy; bring your engineer to confirm the unique structural reinforcement of the existing framing & your sense of adventure in making this breathtaking experiment work for you.
my friend went to see this yesterday afternoon and said the house was an absolute wreck. serious water damage to the floors and around the skylights, roof in need of replacement, floors in need of replacement, bad layout, broken plumbing fixtures, lots of obvious code violations. apparently the main wall down the center of the house (the one with the fireplace) was a shear wall, but had all of the shear connections cut off. he said the place was in need of a thorough structural upgrade. apparently the owner, or whoever did the remodel, was a total dipshit.
additionally, the site apparently is backed up to a concrete-covered hillside, so there is very little usable outdoor space.