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Mid-Century Modern Classic in the Cahuenga Pass – 3409 Oak Glen Drive

This mid-century modern post and beam classic is on the market for just the second time ever. Preserved and intact, the home by noted architect A.H. Galpert is a prime example of the mid-century USC School of Architecture aesthetic that was being taught at the time.

Open House: Saturday, October 6 2-5pm

3409 Oak Glen Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Asking Price: $1,048,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet:
Lot Size: 6,167 sf.
Year Built: 1954

Galpert was a contemporary of Pierre Koenig and Frank Gehry. He built this home immediately upon graduation from USC for Cecil L. Gardiner and his wife Mary Jane. Gardiner was the boom grip for legendary director Cecil B. DeMille and appeared as an extra in the film Sunset Boulevard when Norma visits DeMille at the Paramount Pictures lot. Gardiner was also a veteran of World War II and when he came back to the United States after the war he wanted a modern home to reflect the new modernity of the American Century. When the Gardiners reached out to USC to find a designer who might be interested in working with them they were introduced to a young A.H. Galpert. Although he was not yet a licensed architect, they were inspired by his youthful energy and ideas and they gave him the job.

A timeless time capsule of the clean lines and sharp angles, wood beams, cork flooring, brick, concrete and glass materials, the home has been maintained almost exactly as it was built over half a century ago.

Great proportions and use of space is realized throughout the single story open floor plan designed precisely for seamless indoor/outdoor living. The main paneled wall seems to shoot right into the backyard, erasing the line between exterior and interior, creating that indoor/outdoor feeling that made California Modernism so famous.

The living room features an angular brick fireplace, soft warm wood details, and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to both the private front and back yards creating an idyllic mountain cross breeze.

A dining space sits just off the great room.

The wonderful and original kitchen boasts eat-in seating, vintage chrome hardware, a beautiful Western Holly oven, and orange Formica counters.

The peaceful master features plenty of closet space and easy outdoor access to the courtyard through a pair of wall-to-wall  sliders.

The first of two bathrooms is impeccably stylish and immaculate.

The second bedroom also boasts a wood beamed ceiling.

The third bedroom has a separate entrance and a private bath and is perfect for guests.

The magical outdoor spaces are contained on an unprecedented 6,185 square foot lot.

The enclosed flat lot has a covered patio area great for dining al fresco.

It was the perfect home for a young couple just starting out in 1954 and remains the same today.

The front yard is also flat and spacious.

Off-street parking for at least 3 cars provides plenty of opportunities for stress-free visits from friends and family. The carport also has a 240 volt electric car charger.

3409 Oak Glen Drive also boats excellent views of the surrounding hillside.

3409 Oak Glen Drive exudes both mid-century style and substance at an incredible price in an ideal location.

If you would like to tour this 3409 Oak Glen Drive, or find other beautiful Hollywood Hills homes for sale, call me at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

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Jacqueline Tager | CalBre#: 1476997
jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes | (323) 697-3040
Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
1801 N Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027

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