Amy Cimetta, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

4035 Mount Vernon Drive

View Park, CA 90008

Listing Price: $1,875,000

Status: Active

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 3

Sqft: 3,375

Lot Size: 9,491

Listing ID: 22202117

Listing Key Numeric: 370014951

County: Los Angeles

Year Built: 1953

Property Type: Residential

Sub Type: Single Family Residence

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PRICE IMPROVED TO SELL! DON'T MISS THIS one-of-a-kind Mid-Century Modern home with 4 bedroom 3 bath named the "Home of Imagination" in 1953 when it debut as a "new concept in home design, then a 'storehouse of innovation" custom-designed by noted architect Richard Dorman. The main living area of the home is "separated from the sleeping rooms by a beautiful entrance loggia, the living areas present a multitude of atmospheres for formal entertaining, casual relaxing, play and family comfort." Offering exquisite privacy, this Mid-Century home is set back from the street and in the foreground is a private entry courtyard framed by a wall of Bouquet Canyon Rock and presented at the edge of a pebbled-concrete path. Pass the hidden workshop w/built-in storage nooks and cabinetry off the 2-car garage you enter the unique front door which is a sliding Steelbilt window unit with a wood slab panel set in the 12-foot glassed in entry way. As you walk over the brickette walkway you are greeted by a glass enclosed foyer which is a key component of the bi-nuclear design of the home. On the upper level the foyer w/a spacious guest closet divides the east wing from the west wing of the home. The EAST WING has three large bedrooms and two baths including an amazing 15x18 foot primary suite w/a dressing area and a private garden; separated from the rest of the home by a hidden sliding door the bedroom can be further sectioned off from the dressing area and updated bathroom; the first bedroom was originally a nursery with a patio outside the glass east wall; across from this room is the second bath and a large laundry room w/vintage stainless steel counter and sink and a built in linen closet and storage area; the WEST WING hosts the living entertainment areas of the home and includes a 20x21 foot living room w/a stone floating hearth and floor to ceiling windows overlooking a huge grassy private backyard, floor to ceiling glass windows and exposed ceiling beams are on a structural module providing continuity through to the outside of the home, designed for ease in entertainment there is a second pass through to the kitchen on the living room side also. "The kitchen is the pivot of the home and is situated conveniently between the family and living rooms allowing service to both through a pair of pass through windows, from the kitchen you have "compass vision" to every part of the house so you can enjoy an open floor plan experience while maintain the integrity of the rooms. In the kitchen the cabinets are natural birch and made by John Bergman w/invisible Soss hinges and magnetic catches. Two large sky domes by Wascolite provide loads of natural light during food preparation, finishing off this magical kitchen and making it easy to serve the lower floor is a Matot dumbwaiter built into the birch cabinet next to the menu desk in the breakfast area; an alternate interior dining area was glass enclosed at the foyer by the current owner offering another indoor/outdoor experience within the home; the family room is the largest room in the house at 20 by 24 feet, it provides an informal gathering place for all serving as a den, informal dining area, TV room or entertainment space, the vertical wood siding is made of Douglas Fir and has a hidden pass thru to the kitchen and a hidden media screen on the opposite wall a "storage wall" was designed in natural birch and originally housed a 21" TV, an aquarium, a video projector, a swing-out bar, bookcase, and other timely audio equipment imagine what it can hold now!; a seven foot cantilevered balcony has been enclosed and overlooks the backyard below and also provides an interior entry to the downstairs one bedroom studio below; the lower level provides easy access to the large backyard that is nestled below the house and neighboring lots providing desirable privacy and room for a pool. Beaware security system and housesitter on premises.

Primary Features

Cooling Type: None

County: Los Angeles

Heating Type: Central

High School District: Los Angeles Unifie

Lot Features: Back Yard, Yard, Front Yard

MLS Area Major: PHHT - Park Hills Heights

Special Listing Conditions: Standard

Year Built: 1953

Zoning: LCR1*


Association: n

Land Lease: n

Laundry Features: Individual Room,Inside

Laundry: y

Lease Considered: n

Lot Size Units: Square Feet

Property Attached: n

Property Sub Type: Square Feet

Senior Community: n

Well Report: n

Interior Features

Appliances: y

Bathrooms Full And Three Quarter: 3

Common Walls: No Common Walls

Cooling: n

Fireplace Features: Living Room, Family Room

Fireplace: y

Garage Spaces: 0

Heating: y

Levels: Two

Room Type: Den, Entry, Dressing Area, Family Room, Formal Entry, Living Room, Master Bathroom, Two Masters

Spa: n

Sprinklers: n

Stories: 1

External Features

Attached Garage: n

Fence: n

Lot Size Square Feet: 9,491

Parking Total: 2

Parking: y

Patio: n

Pool Features: None

Private Pool: n

View: y

Location Information

Country: US

Amy Cimetta

Amy Cimetta

Broker Associate, MBA


License: 01774767

Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

2501 N. Sepulveda Blvd, 2nd Floor
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

310.542.9054 direct

310.428.8804 cell

“I have bought and sold many houses and Amy is the best agent I've ever had.”

-Jeannette Christensen
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