1230 Montecito Drive //
1F - 1Hba
Mid-Century Modern Gem.
Featuring views to Catalina Island, iconic cantilever platform architecture, and valuable private large flat frontage.
Architectural hillside view home designed by John Pugsley with Richard Kearney in the Montecito Residential Historic District. One of the original 39 homes and one of the 23 remaining contributing structures according to Survey LA. “The dramatic cantilevers, modular configurations and pre-fabricated materials enable them to adapt to the dramatic terrain of the canyon…an excellent and unique example of hillside residential design that exhibits technological innovations in engineering.”
Optimally located on the hill, the view is a kaleidoscopic array that will be your entertainment! From peaceful sweeping canyon views, city lights, distant jetliners on approach, to landmarks including Flat Top Hill Radio Tower, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Catalina Island, and Dodger Stadium fireworks displays - all from the cozy balcony shaded by a lush pepper tree. The split-level entry flows dramatically to a two-story living room with original hardwood floors and huge fixed pane windows and glass sliders highlighting a central wood-burning fireplace with exposed modern industrial steel flue. An open floor plan provides excellent indoor-outdoor flow from the full-width rear balcony to the front patio and deck. Two bedrooms upstairs are split for privacy (one is open as a loft) sharing a Jack and Jill bath. Third bedroom downstairs is suitable for an office with a private entrance.
Major upgrades include copper supply lines, newer roof, new sewer line and balconies, storage room. Carport for one car plus space for two additional cars in driveway. All secured within a gated compound that includes a very rare piece of highly coveted flat frontage and a blank canvas backyard. Move-in now or take this opportunity to use your creativity and experience to expand/remodel! Nearby 200+ acre Debs Park and Audubon Center.