Tuesday, May 15, 2012

1960's Circular Home Available in Sylmar

[Update November 24, 2012]: This home sold for $300,000 on November 5, 2012 which was $25,000 less than the original list price and was completed in roughly 10 months time.

[Original Post]:
13115 Wheeler Avenue
3 Bed/3 Bath (although property records state 2 Bed/2 Bath) 1,692 sqft home on 0.52 acres available in Sylmar for $325,000 which was built in 1965. This home was last sold on December 31, 1991 for $215,000 and was last listed for $585,000 on April 30, 2008. This home was recently listed on February 21, 2012 and sitting for 83 days without any takers. Unfortunately, the pictures below are only exterior shots so there is nothing to view of the interior setup without actually taking a tour and could indicate things are not pretty inside although the listing appears to say otherwise. But let me clarify that I am just pointing it out and it could be that the interior is immaculate. 

I dont know any architecture details regarding this home and therefore cannot confirm much but I thought it was rather unique design for Sylmar which reminded me of the Circular Mid Century Modern home in Encino and even the world famous Chemosphere by John Lautner.  Additionally, this home truly stands out compared to neighboring homes in this area East of the 210 that are mostly traditional ranch homes on massive lots measuring at least 0.25 acres. This area is truly the last of the old ranch days similar to what I discussed in the Charles Weeks Colony of Winnetka post. Sadly, this area is slowly being transformed into tract homes with 100 sqft backyards. If its any consolation, there is a Richard Neutra designed Mid Century Modern home within viewing distance from this house known as the Artega House

From the listing:
Custom built 2 story home on over 1/2 acre lot in the hills of Sylmar with a great view of the valley. This is a unique custom built home with large windows throughout taking advantage of the great views. Living room with large custom dramatic fireplace. Open kitchen with granite countertops. Oversized Private Master Suite on lower level with Master bath featuring Jacuzzi tub. Property features circular driveway, new copper main line, central air and heat, tile floors, wood floors, updated bathrooms. * * * Please see agent remarks regarding showing this property * * 






Images courtesy Rodeo Realty

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