Home of the Day : Midcentury Modern home in Van Nuys retains its original vibe


An open floor plan, rooflines and overhanging eaves are among the distinctive characteristics of this Midcentury Modern-style house in Van Nuys, designed by architect Leo P. Raffaelli and built in 1957. Restored and maintained through the years, the classic single-story showcases such period elements as an atrium courtyard, concrete slab floors and plenty of built-ins.

Address: 15126 Kittridge St., Van Nuys, 91405

Price: $799,000

Built: 1957

Architect: Leo P. Raffaelli

Lot size: 7,054 square feet

House size: 1,654 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Features: Open-concept floor plan; fireplace; floor-to-ceiling glass; atrium courtyard with water feature; built-in storage; walk-in pantry; peg board cabinet that doubles as room divider; custom wood plantation shutters throughout; patio; landscaped backyard; redwood gates; carport

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91405 ZIP Code in June was $490,000 based on 19 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 6.5% increase in median price compared with June 2015.

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