Mid-Century in Park-Like Setting, 1953
Hermits Glen, an intimate and historic pocket of Laurel Canyon, is the utopian setting for this 1953, Mid-century residence. The cul-de-sac neighborhood retains a collection of architecture by USC graduate and one-time Chouinard Art Institute director Gene Loose, Jr., in addition to the designer Roger Kennedy, and others. Sited on over a 26,000 square foot lot, the house is surrounded by lush, park-like grounds, with an ample side yard that continues down stone steps to the street below. French doors open out from both bedrooms providing access to the front patio and side yard. The residence includes: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, original living room stone fireplace, beamed ceilings, skylights in the living room and kitchen, built-in desk, and hardwood and stone flooring. The current owner recently remodeled the larger en suite bath and kitchen which now includes new cabinetry, cobalt blue stone countertops, and laundry area. A detached carport and workshop area round out the residence.