Fittingly announced in the midst of Pride Month, a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument (No. 981, to be exact) at the center of the early LGBT-rights movement has hit the market for $1.25 million. The 1939 construction was commissioned by gay rights leader Harry Ham for his mother, Margaret, who allowed for its use as a meeting place for the Mattachine Society, a group her son co-founded. Architect Gregory Ain designed the home, which would shortly join an FBI watchlist for its affiliation with the movement.Sitting in the Cahuenga Pass neighborhood, the home sits on an 8,000-square-foot lot and contains three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Done in the International Modern style by Ain the 1,751-square foot space is an elegant amalgamation of clean lines and open spaces free of ornamentation. Ain’s intention, according to Curbed
, was for the Hay House to “[achieve] a fortress-like appearance” with its exteriors evoking defensive architecture; wide, unmarked frontages with narrow windows beneath the eaves.The remainder of the home is equally unadorned, with a brick fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, and casement windows. A small kitchen and living room sit at the property’s rear (street view is guarded by the garage), the former with classic black-and-white tiling. Chase Campen of Compass
has the listing.