[Update Nov 20, 2011]: On November 18, 2011, this home finally sold for $1,887,500 after first being listed at $2,900,000 on July 28, 2011, approximately 4 months later and a whopping $1 million drop in price.
While reading the many fine articles at la.curbed.com, we came across a rather interesting and unique mid-century modern home which is our favorite type of architecture which is why we hate to see all those bland McMansions being erected everywhere we go.
The property is the Circular Encino house which literally looks like the owners are still stuck in some 70's disco Las Vegas (or Palm Springs) era. The house built in 1972 was designed by Benton Park Candreva which belonged to late night club owner Joby Lewis and his recently deceased wife, Helen, who were prominent members of the LA-Lebanese community.
According to a blogpost at Realtor.com:
The home is currently for sale starting at $2.9 million. Due to the unique features of this home and the fact that it still represents the 70's, it should be considered for a L.A Historical Cultural Monument to prevent this unique gem from ever being demolished like whats going on in Beverly Hills right now with the John Lautner's Shusett House. Call me crazy, old-fashioned, or plain stupid, but for some reason I like the look and feel of this house. It has an authentic appeal that you just cant find anymore. Sure, all the random colors and fixtures look outdated, but who cares, who said everything needs to look the same?