Midcentury with iconic butterfly roof in Beachwood is up for grabs

Midcentury with iconic butterfly roof in Beachwood is up for grabs

February 25th, 2019|Properties|

A butterfly-style roof, a distinct feature of modernist architecture popularized by William Krisel, gives this midcentury modern in Beachwood Canyon lasting curb appeal.

Midcentury with butterfly roof in Beachwood Canyon

Designed by architect Maurice L. Bein and completed in 1962, the home—oriented on a 5,163-square-foot lot to capture peek-a-boo views of the Hollywood Sign—sits behind a horizontal wooden fence with a roof shaped like  “a broad, off-center V resembling two unequal wings of a gigantic bird in flight.”

Midcentury with butterfly roof for sale in Beachwood Canyon
Midcentury with butterfly roof for sale in Beachwood Canyon LA

Measuring 1,915 square feet, the living space spans two levels, with walls of glass bringing in views of the surrounding treetops and allowing tons of natural light to fill the open living space. There’s an easy indoor-outdoor flow from the public spaces to a patio screened in by thin wood slats.

Midcentury with butterfly roof for sale in Beachwood Canyon 90068
Midcentury home with butterfly roof for sale in Beachwood Canyon

The lower level houses three ensuite bedrooms, leading to a wraparound deck with angle supports echoing design elements found in the Kallis-Sharlin house by Schindler.

Midcentury house with butterfly roof for sale in Beachwood Canyon
Midcentury dwelling with butterfly roof for sale in Beachwood Canyon

While you feel a million miles above the city, you’re close to hiking trails in Griffith Park and near Franklin Village where you can sip a glass of your favorite wine at La Poubelle, stock up on fresh fruit and veggies at the Hollywood Farmers Market, or grab a sandwich at The Oaks Gourmet.

Interested in seeing this midcentury home? Get in touch by email or call (323) 829-4440 to schedule a private showing.

Listing courtesy of Tracy Do – Compass