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4035 Mount Vernon Dr View Park, CA 90008
4 beds
3 baths
3,375 sq ft

Courtesy of Pacific Playa Realty 310-256-3040

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Letty Vermeulen

Letty Vermeulen

Founder/ Broker Associate

DRE# 01773473

Property Description

A one-of-a-kind Mid-Century Modern home with 4 bedroom 3 bath named the Home of Imagination in 1953 when it debut as a new concept in home design, then a ‘storehouse of innovation custom-designed by noted architect Richard Dorman. The main living area of the home is separated from the sleeping rooms by a beautiful entrance loggia, the living areas present a multitude of atmospheres for formal entertaining, casual relaxing, play and family comfort. Offering exquisite privacy, this Mid-Century home is set back from the street and in the foreground is a private entry courtyard framed by a wall of Bouquet Canyon Rock and presented at the edge of a pebbled-concrete path. Pass the hidden workshop w/built-in storage nooks and cabinetry off the 2-car garage you enter the unique front door which is a sliding Steelbilt window unit with a wood slab panel set in the 12-foot glassed in entry way. As you walk over the brickette walkway you are greeted by a glass enclosed foyer which is a key component of the bi-nuclear design of the home. On the upper level the foyer w/a spacious guest closet divides the east wing from the west wing of the home. The EAST WING has three large bedrooms and two baths including an amazing 15×18 foot primary suite w/a dressing area and a private garden; separated from the rest of the home by a hidden sliding door the bedroom can be further sectioned off from the dressing area and updated bathroom; the first bedroom was originally a nursery with a patio outside the glass east wall; across from this room is the second bath and a large laundry room w/vintage stainless steel counter and sink and a built in linen closet and storage area; the WEST WING hosts the living entertainment areas of the home and includes a 20×21 foot living room w/a stone floating hearth and floor to ceiling windows overlooking a huge grassy private backyard, floor to ceiling glass windows and exposed ceiling beams are on a structural module providing continuity through to the outside of the home, designed for ease in entertainment there is a second pass through to the kitchen on the living room side also. The kitchen is the pivot of the home and is situated conveniently between the family and living rooms allowing service to both through a pair of pass through windows, from the kitchen you have compass vision to every part of the house so you can enjoy an open floor plan experience while maintain the integrity of the rooms. In the kitchen the cabinets are natural birch and made by John Bergman w/invisible Soss hinges and magnetic catches. Two large sky domes by Wascolite provide loads of natural light during food preparation, finishing off this magical kitchen and making it easy to serve the lower floor is a Matot dumbwaiter built into the birch cabinet next to the menu desk in the breakfast area; an alternate interior dining area was glass enclosed at the foyer by the current owner offering another indoor/outdoor experience within the home; the family room is the largest room in the house at 20 by 24 feet, it provides an informal gathering place for all serving as a den, informal dining area, TV room or entertainment space, the vertical wood siding is made of Douglas Fir and has a hidden pass thru to the kitchen and a hidden media screen on the opposite wall a storage wall was designed in natural birch and originally housed a 21 TV, an aquarium, a video projector, a swing-out bar, bookcase, and other timely audio equipment imagine what it can hold now!; a seven foot cantilevered balcony has been enclosed and overlooks the backyard below and also provides an interior entry to the downstairs one bedroom studio below; the lower level provides easy access to the large backyard that is nestled below the house and neighboring lots providing desirable privacy and room for a pool. Beaware security system and housesitter on premises.

Property Details & Features

Property Type

  • Single Family Residence

Year Built

  • 1953


  • Los Angeles Unified

Appliances and Equipment

  • Range
  • Range Hood
  • Microwave
  • Double Oven
  • Alarm System
  • Built-Ins
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas Dryer Hookup
  • Microwave
  • Range/Oven


  • 3.00 total bathrooms
  • 3 full bathrooms
  • Remodeled
  • Shower Stall
  • Shower and Tub


  • 4 total bedrooms
  • Ground Floor Master
  • Dressing Area
  • Master Suite


  • 3,375 sq ft
  • Built in 1953
  • Levels: Two
  • Detached/No Common Walls
  • Mid-Century


  • None


  • As Is


  • 2 fireplaces
  • Living Room
  • Family Room


  • Stone
  • Brick
  • Carpet


  • Garage – 2 Car
  • Garage Is Detached


  • Water: In Street


  • Central

Home Owner’s Association

  • HOA Present

Interior Features

  • Built-Ins
  • Dumbwaiter
  • Paneled Walls


  • Open to Family Room
  • Skylight(s)


  • Room
  • Inside


  • Furnished: Unfurnished
  • LeaseOption: 0
  • ListDate: 2022-09-21
  • PricePerSqFt: $649
  • 14 days on market


  • County: Los Angeles
  • ListingArea: Park Hills Heights
  • PlannedUrbanDev: 0


  • LotAcreage: 0.2179
  • LotSizeArea: 9,491
  • LotSizeDimensions: 64×146
  • Back Yard
  • Yard
  • Walk Street
  • Front Yard
  • Fenced


  • Property Report
  • None


  • TotalParking: 2


  • PoolYN: False
  • None


  • LandLeasePurchaseYN: False
  • OtherStructures: Shed(s)
  • PropertySubType: Single Family Residence
  • ViewDescription: Other
  • ViewYN: 1
  • Zoning: LCR1*
  • Historical
  • Custom Built
  • Sliding Glass Doors


  • Flat

Additional Rooms

  • MaidsRoom: 1


  • SchoolDistrict: Los Angeles Unified


  • In Street


  • Has spa
  • None


  • Water Heater Unit


  • Skylights
  • Window Shutters

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