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Stunning Los Feliz Oaks Architectural Home – 2438 Canyon Oak Dr

The longtime personal residence and offices of distinguished American architects, designers, and preservationists Louis Wiehle and Christopher Carr, 2438 Canyon Oak Drive in the Los Feliz Oaks neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills is a stylish masterclass in form and function. Making the most of a canyon site that climbs up steeply from a winding hillside street, this three-story residence is a must-see.

2438 Canyon Oak Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Asking Price: $1,975,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 2,360
Lot Size: 8,395 sf.
Year Built: 1936

Designed with a profound connection to nature, the three-story home boasts no less than eight entryways that open to the lush hillside gardens and patios.

The first floor contains a three car garage and a magnificent entry foyer, a light filled stair tower with a skylight that reaches a peak of thirty feet tall. The incredible floating perforated stainless steel and cantilevered stairs are surrounded by twelve inch thick poured-in-place concrete walls.

The stair tower seems to defy all expectations and is guaranteed to wow all visiting guests.

The second floor contains a breakfast nook with easy outdoor access.

The firm of Wiehle•Carr is devoted to the exploration and practice of design in the context of nature, people, culture and environment, promoting a constant investigation of the discipline, art, and technology of architecture. Their restoration of 2438 Canyon Oak Drive exemplifies their design philosophy. The outdoors truly feel like a natural extension of the interior. The second floor boasts a terrace and a dining patio plus multiple outlets to the green hillside.

The modern open space kitchen and dining features horizontal grain Anigre cabinetry and it also opens to the garden hillside.

The adjacent balcony is the perfect spot to unwind in the evening with friends and family and a bottle of wine.

The third level houses the main living and entertaining rooms and boasts clerestory windowed walls, bookshelf galleries, abundant art walls and high sloping ceilings, plus radiant floor heating throughout the home.

With incredible built-ins like this long wood bench you may be reminded of Frank Lloyd Wright or John Lautner.

In fact, Wiehle was invited by Frank Lloyd Wright to join fellowship at Taliesin, (1950-1965) working closely with him on projects as revolutionary as the Guggenheim Museum. He later worked with the master architects John Lautner and William Pereira until he began his own practice. 2438 Canyon Oak Drive is certainly influenced by Wiehle’s beginnings.

The home includes two bedrooms on both the second and third levels, including this spacious master suite.

Both bathrooms are unique and sleekly designed with a sophisticated mixture of concrete, glass, marble, and wood.

An equally spacious guest room.

One or more bedrooms could be converted in an office or artists space and, of course, they have been used as such over the years.

The incredible patios, bridges, and balconies are what truly set this home apart and create a remarkable sense of California indoor/outdoor living, as if you are truly one with nature.

The magical hillside garden offers plenty of spaces to explore. The stone courtyard is canopied by mature and lush trees.

As Wiehle himself put it his architectural philosophy and practice is: “Deeply concerned with how a house is to be lived in, how it accommodates the natural environment or how it fits into its urban setting, and how it uses materials and technology in harmony with ecological imperatives, we devise spatial responses to all these determinants in the context of a harmonious, modern life, devoid of allegiance to stylistic flourishes from the past, for people who look forward, not back.”

I would love to show you the captivating 2438 Canyon Oak Drive. Call me today at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

Listing provided courtesy of Patricia Ruben, Sotheby’s International Realty.

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