THE "H" HOUSE, A MID-CENTURY MASTERPIECE BY RICHARD BANTA, AIA
2 Beds • 2 Baths • 1,218 SF • 3,030 SF Lot • WALLS OF GLASS • JAW-DROPPING VIEWS • $972,000 SOLD
1031 Oberlin Dr, Glendale, CA 91205
This Mid-Century Modern masterpiece is located in the highly desirable Adams Hill neighborhood. The home was designed in 1962 by AIA architect Richard Banta, an alumnus of several prominent architecture firms, including the offices of Carl Maston, Welton Becket, and Armet & Davis. Faced with a steep and challenging lot, Banta’s solution was to construct the hilltop residence in the shape of an H, with the H’s lower open section serving as carport and front entrance, and its upper open section used as an outdoor entertaining area.
This truly unique architectural property features walls of glass and exterior spaces that showcase dramatic city lights and mountain views. This property has been updated while maintaining the integrity of the home and keeping with the 1962 vibe when the home was built. Pull into the covered driveway with large skylight above, opaque floor-to-ceiling windows and the quintessential Mid-Century modern yellow door leading you into the home.
Jaw-dropping views through walls of glass greet you as you step into the entry of the home. You're completely exposed to world while still maintaining 100% of your privacy. The house was carefully constructed around an outdoor entertaining area with an open roof that allows a different perception of the city and mountain views from the living spaces and master bedroom. Black slate floors lead you to the open floor plan living spaces. Continuing with the style of the home these rooms also highlight the incredible head-on views and gives you a sense of floating above the city. Clerestory windows run along the entire wall allowing light and room for art below. The living area comes complete with remote controlled movie screen with projector. Built-in speakers in every room, maple hardwood floors and recessed lighting on dimmers throughout. A remodeled powder room is steps away from the living room for guests to use.
The kitchen is updated with stainless steel high-end appliances, built-in microwave, designer-faucets, white Caeserstone countertops and frosted glass back splash. Large breakfast bar with seating for 3-4 that also doubles as a food prep station or the perfect place for hors d'oeuvres while entertaining. Two retro pendant lights hang over the breakfast bar area keeping with the Mid-Century vibe of the home.
The master bedroom opens to the deck and features the same floor-to-ceiling windows with eastern views of some of the most incredible sunsets followed by beautiful city lights at night. Clerestory windows surround the room allowing for additional light and a sense of openness. Walls of closets with plenty of space for a couple or bachelor (or bachelorette). Rolling shades are installed on the windows for mornings when you feel like sleeping in (also throughout the home). Frosted doors throughout all the public rooms including the master bedroom.
The newly remodeled bathroom is complete with double sinks, soft close custom cabinetry for amenities and linens and caeserstone counters. Separate glass shower and deep soaking tub with white subway tile and contrasting black tile floors.
The guest room is privately located down the hall. The room features the same beautiful maple hardwood floors and built-in speakers that are throughout the home. The space is large enough for a king bed and comes with plenty of closet space. The space is also perfect for a home office with views of trees and mountains.
The laundry area is located off kitchen with a stackable washer and dryer.
Property published on-line and in print publications
Highly desirable Adam's Hill location
Exterior skylight above carport
Carport with space for two vehicles
Paved stone driveway
Walls of glass and clerestory windows
Opaque floor-to-ceiling front windows for privacy
Head on unobstructed views from entryway, kitchen, living room, master bedroom and exterior deck
Black slate flooring
Maple hardwood floors throughout
"H" shape design/floor plan layout
Built-in speakers throughout and wired for sound
Epson projector with large remote controlled projector screen
Enclosed laundry area with Frigidaire stackable washer and dryer
Frosted doors throughout entire home
Recessed lighting with dimmers in all rooms
Powder room for guests off living room
White Caeserstone counters
Breakfast bar with seating for 3-4
Large outdoor entertaining deck
Architectural open exterior roof/ceiling
Spacious master bedroom with views and walls of closets
Newly remodeled bathroom with double sinks, Artemide bathroom vanity lights, separate enclosed shower and deep soaking tub with white subway tiles, black tiled floors and Kholer fixtures
Guest bedroom with mountain and tree top views and ample closet space
Roller shades on all windows
New roof with warranty
Foundation comprehensively updated in 1995. Central A/C and security system installed.
Less than 20 minutes to downtown Los Angeles.
10 minute drive to Silver Lake Blvd.
8 minutes to Atwater Village
6 minutes to Eagle Rock
15 minutes to The Greek Theatre
20 minutes to the Hollywood Bowl
18 minutes to Paramount Pictures Studios
15 minutes to Warner Brother Studios
18 minutes to Bob Hope Airport