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Northridge Estate Designed by Jack C. Spak Hits the Market

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8944 Enfield Ave
5 Beds/5 Baths on 4,999 sqft on a total lot size of 0.40 acres built in 1953. The home is located near the CSUN campus and in the coveted Sherwood Forest zip code. This home truly stands out embodying architectural elements of art deco and mid century modern design. The home is available for $1.25 million as of May 21, 2015. Last changed hands on August 19, 2002 for $790K. Prior to the 2002 sale, the home sold for 2001 for $265K, 1977 for $145K, and 1975 for $73K. 

According to the listing, the home is designed by the late architect Jack C. Spak which to be honest, I never heard of, which might be due to the fact that there is very little information about him out there. A quick search in google led me to an LA Times article published on September 4, 1987 discussing a new design for John Wayne Airport by Spak representing Irvine based Gensler & Associates. Today, Gensler is based in San Francisco and is the #1 architectural firm. Spak was based out of Long Beach and I couldnt find anything else regarding other homes he designed so this could be one of the very few available. Spak was born on December 4, 1933 and passed away on Ocotober 10, 1999 at the age of 65.  
Architectural Art. A stunning Estate by the Late Architect Jack C. Spak. Have you ever missed a once in a lifetime opportunity and still regret it to this day? Don't let this house be your next miss. There will never be another home like this built and there is only one in existence. Do you like art? Do you enjoy stunning architecture?. From the Triangle peaked ceilings to the Dual Romeo and Julie Balconies, this home has everything demanded by even the most critical buyers. Do you like one of a kind rare items? Something no one else has or can ever have? Dramatic Angles, and Artistic styling are found in this one of a kind home. Timeless styling and design will impress your friends and set you apart from the crowd. Take a moment to relax by the pool or sit and read a book in one of the two libraries this home has. Take the spiral staircase to the artists loft and enjoy the afternoon painting or Entertain guests in the massive great room. Home also has a free standing guest apartment and a free standing gym housing 4 flat screen TVs (approx. . 600 square feet total) Jack C Spak homes are extremely rare as the majority of his designs were larger scale such as designing the John Wayne Airport. Come view this magnificent home before its gone.
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