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Stylish Hal Levitt-Designed Throwback Up for Grabs in La Cañada Flintridge

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 2022-01-19
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Crafted by noted starchitect Harold “Hal” Levitt — who designed residences for the likes of Olivia Newton John, Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin and Debbie Reynolds — this fetching midcentury home was custom-built for a longtime executive and member of the family that owned the Roscoe Moss water company back in 1960. Aptly known as the Roscoe Moss Estate, the dwelling is believed to be the only La Cañada Flintridge structure produced by the late architect; and it’s now on the market in the affluent suburban community for the first time ever, asking $6.5 million.

Tucked down a lengthy gated driveway, on two 1-acre parcels of heavily wooded land, the split-level house is fronted by an expansive motorcourt and a carport with space for three vehicles. Inside, four bedrooms and 4.5 baths are spread across almost 5,000 square feet of meticulously preserved living space punctuated throughout with soaring ceilings, skylights, the original terrazzo floors and textured walls. An abundance of glass windows and doors blur the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors, and also offer up picturesque mountain and treetop views.

A covered walkway flanked by garden planters leads to the double front door, which opens into a spacious living room sporting a floor-to-ceiling white brick fireplace with a raised hearth and family room with a wet bar — both featuring sliding glass doors spilling out to patios ideal for al fresco dining and lounging. An adjacent formal dining room adjoins a corner kitchen outfitted with a walk-in pantry and breakfast nook.

Other highlights include a fireside primary suite boasting built-in shelves and a window seat, plus a chocolate-hued bath equipped with dual vanities and a spa tub. Two secondary bedrooms in the southeast wing of the house share a bath, while a fourth bedroom suite off of the kitchen has its own entrance. Outdoors, mature trees and greenery encase a striking tiled pool surrounded by a sundeck; and there’s also a detached gym and office near the full, lighted tennis court.

The listing is held by Janice McGlashan of Coldwell Banker Realty.

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