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Mid Century Modern Home in Encino by Donald Park, AIA Hits the Market For the First Time Ever

18128 Chardon Circle
5 Beds/4 Baths on 3,422 sqft on 0.4 acres built in 1964 in Encino which hit the market on August 13, 2014 for $1,495,000 for the first time ever. The home was built by Donald Park, AIA who was a student and later worked for A. Quincy Jones. Park later established a firm with Benton in 1956 and designed architectural significant homes including I believe the 70's disco/Las Vegas circular home in Encino, another MCM property in Encino formerly owned by Ken Jordan of the electronic DJ group, The Crystal Method and also featured in the hit TV show, Mad Men, and another MCM property in Sherman Oaks.  Melvin Brown was the founder of Mel Brown Furniture and Mel Brown International which imported high end international modern furniture and lighting. Brown passed at the age of 91 on December 10, 2013. You can read his obituary here. The listing description states:
In the early 1960s, one of the city's original and most well known contemporary modern furniture dealers discovered a home built by Donald Park, AIA. Today, nearly 50 years later, the residence of Mel Brown hits the market for the first time ever, creating an amazing opportunity for a fortunate buyer to continue the story of this special property. Sited on nearly half an acre of flat land and mature gardens on a prime Lake Encino lot, this well loved 3,400 sq ft classic mid-century modern home features 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and family room, all with amazing indoor/outdoor views that open up to a spacious garden with oversized pool. Mel Brown himself lovingly designed and built the landscape and created the outdoor spaces encircling the garden home. After entering through a private courtyard, a large living room and dining room with double-high ceilings and wooden beams await. Well-designed period kitchen w/ eat-in area with convenient door into triple car garage. AGENTS SEE PVT REMARKS
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Images courtesy Sotheby's International Realty

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