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Calvin Straub FAIA Designed Post and Beam in Studio City

[Update August 30, 2012]: This home sold for $1,450,000 which was completed in almost one month and about $150,000 over asking price. This was definitely a home in demand.

[Original Post]:
3549 Laurelvale Drive
2 Bed/2.5 Bath on 2,023sqft on a total lot size of 9,483sqft built in 1953 currently available for $1,299,000. According to the listing, this home was built by Calvin Straub, FAIA, who is known as the father of California Post and Beam architecture and was featured in California Homes Magazine which was captured by Julius Shulman. Last sold on September 25, 2002 for $630,000. This home is also nearby the Waxman House by Barry Moffitt, R.M. Schindler's The Goodwin House, and Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz's new pad

According to the listing:
This architectural home, by Calvin Straub FAIA, embodies the architect's legacy as ~~~the Father of California Post and Beam Architecture~~~. From the terrazzo floors to the open floor plan with its in/outdoor living, this is a true "California lifestyle" home. Floor to ceiling glass allows the landscape in & the lifestyle out, easily converging and exemplifying the LA home. The generous master is appropriately embellished with today's luxuries, including a lg soaking tub, steam shower, fireplace, and pvt balcony. The 2nd bdrm is on the main floor with an adj bathroom & view of the saltwater pool. The 3rd room is currently used as an office. The family room is anchored by built-in shelving with comfort as its largest priority. Entertaining could not be easier whether dining indoors or out, you will always impress your guests. The outdoors is landscaped with privacy & year around beauty in mind. Photographed by famed Architectural photographer Julius Shulman for California Homes Magazine.
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