Robert Earl, Designer 1959
Classic one-story modern estate on a nearly acre-lot in the heart of Royal Oaks offers one of the finest combination of house, pool, yard and privacy to be found anywhere. This unspoiled, classic 1950's modern seems conventional at first glance, with earth-hugging horizontal lines; within, however, past the screening fa'ade, space swells and swirls into the dynamic elliptical curves of an open plan double- living room, affording a Cinemascope vision of lush foliage, manicured foothills and distant mountains via floor-to-ceiling glass. The kitchen, a near double-square, orients to the pool and spa through a breakfast area and surveys the grassy yard. In contrast, the circular formal dining area opens instead to a sheltered Japanese garden with cascade & koi pond off the auto-court. There, 6-car parking complements a 2-car carport beyond which is the newer, approximately 1100 s.f.-plus garage. Windows & open views here make a superb artist's studio possible, with plumbing for a bathroom. Hidden from the street and neighbors down a driveway, here one can make an ideal restoration or re-interpretation of this mid-century Arcadia that seamlessly unites nature and architecture, just minutes from the Getty, UCLA, Brentwood and Ventura Boulevard's restaurants and services.