Mid-century Treehouse - Crosby Doe Associates, Inc.

Attributed to Gene Loose, Jr.

Mid-century Treehouse



First offering for lease. Come live in nature in this mid-century treehouse attributed to Gene Loose, Jr., a one-time instructor at the Chouinard Art Institute. The original namesake of Hermits Glen may have been Frederick M. Shaw, born in 1827, living as a hermit in the rustic hills of Laurel Canyon for the majority of his life, and referred to as “Southern California’s Forgotten Dreamer.” This redwood and glass residence set among the trees at the top of Hermits Glen, is seemingly grown out of its private site. An ideal setting for the creative looking for California Dreamin’: artists, architects, writers, or just about anyone needing a refuge providing peace and inspiration. The furnished residence includes: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, office, original built-ins, cabinetry, and paneling, terrazzo wrapped eat-in bar in kitchen, living room fireplace and balcony, herb garden, barbecue, and an ample backyard with stone steps leading up the hillside to additional private outdoor areas.


  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Property Size: 1750 s.f.
  • Land Size: 22959 s.f.
  • Parking: 2-car
  • Attributed to Gene Loose, Jr.: Architect
  • Property ID: 27757

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  • State/county: CA
  • Country: United States
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