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Charles Dubois Designed Woodland Hills MCM with Bomb Shelter

[Update June 18, 2013]: The bomb shelter which is actually a fallout shelter was opened by the new owners, Chris and Collen Otcasek, and shared with Southern California Public Radio who discovered a treasure of original items left untouched dating back to the 60's shown below.

Above images courtesy KPCC

[Update November 2, 2012]: This home sold for $590,000 on October 18, 2012 which was $19,900 less than original list price and was completed in 1.5 months time.

[Original Post]:

22420 Philiprimm Street 
4 Beds/ 1.75 Baths on 2,018sqft on a total lot size of 10,173sqft built in 1960. This home is located in Woodland Hills and designed by the renowned architect Charles Du Bois (who has designed many MCM homes in Palm Springs) which is currently available for $609,900. The last time this home was purchased is not known according to the property records but based on the ridiculously low property taxes of $1,714 for 2011, this would suggest that this home may have been owned by the original owner going back to 1960 or possibly sometime in the 70's. As an added bonus, this home comes with a bomb shelter ready for WW3. The last time the SFVallyblog discussed about backyard bomb shelters was in Reseda which was also a home owned by a long time resident. It makes you wonder how many bomb shelters exist in the SFV and if so, do they only exist because of the original owners who installed them. 

The listing states:
Built when the space race was rocketing forward and the 1% still drove Cadillacs, this well preserved and cared for Mid Century Modern home was designed by famed architect Charles Du Bois. Its classic Woodland West design with low pitched, rock roof allows for vaulted, smooth, and beamed ceilings throughout. Located on a 10,000+ sqft parcel with 90 feet of frontage, liquid amber trees, white roses, and a Flagstone stone entry greet you. Enjoy the best of California indoor/ outdoor living. Spacious living room w/ wood burning stone fireplace opens to a big backyard, with uniquely designed patio overhang and sparkling rectangular Blue Haven pool. Gracefully pruned fruit trees afford ample privacy. The RV access will hold your Airstream trailer, and the vintage bomb shelter would make a great wine cellar, or man cave. Flexible spacious kitchen can be outfitted as a family/ kitchen space, or just accommodate a large table and breakfront. There are 4 bedrooms, one a master suite, and 1.75 baths w/ cool retro tile work. Newer water heater and central HVAC. Replastered swimming pool, too. Convenient to Warner Center, Topanga Plaza, Highway 101, and many great dining options along Ventura Blvd. Now it's your turn to own this hipster home!
You can view more SFV Architecture and Real Estate here.

Images courtesy RE/MAX Grand Central

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