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Iconic mid-century A-frame boasts stunning views over downtown LA

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This iconic mid-century modern A-frame home was originally constructed in 1963, nestled in the hills above Eagle Rock with sweeping views over Los Angeles, California. From a quiet street, an inviting entry through double doors brings you into the front foyer of this impressive 1,701 square foot home. Stepping inside, one is greeted by a unique pitched roofline and floor-to-ceiling glass framing views over downtown LA and beyond to the San Gabriel Mountains.

This home was originally owned for 40 years by a professor of geology for the Occidental College, a Liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California. On any given night, neighbors were invited to concert-level piano playing, if not by the professor himself on a 1909 baby grand piano, then by an incredible mid-century stereo system.

The vaulted ceilings really helped to play up the acoustics. This special home was previously owned (before the geology professor bought the home) by a prominent L.A. DJ. The professor loved that an artist had owned the home before him, making it most intriguing. Several works of art were also created over the years by the geology professor, placed within the beautiful setting.

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What We Love: After reading this story of a love-affair of such a unique home of this esteemed geology professor, we had to share in the memory of a home that lives on to inspire others. The son has since sold this A-frame home, we hope the new owners will lovingly preserve this home’s beautiful history.

Tell Us: What do you think of this A-frame home and its unique history? If you could purchase this home, would you keep it as is or renovate? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below!

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Above: Flanking the entry landing is a master bedroom suite and a second bedroom. In total, there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms in this home.

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Above: Descending the staircase leads you into the focal point of this home, an open plan living area with floor-to-ceiling glass and incredible views. Although this home is humble in its size, it is grand in its impact!

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Above: A full kitchen features a pony wall bar for casual seating.

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Above: A partially covered entertaining deck offers ample space for dining al fresco while enjoying jaw-dropping views of the city and distant mountains.

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Above: This home’s A-shape frame (with its vaulted ceilings) is perfect for musicians, as it makes for great acoustics. This additional bedroom is used as a multi-purpose room, complete with a Franklin Stove.

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Above: This bedroom is located on the main level, opening out to a private terrace.

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Photos: Shawn Bishop Photography, Deasy/Penner & Partners

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