Inside a Charles Du Bois-Designed Midcentury Modern Asking $2.2M

From Harry Gesner to Richard Neutra, many iconic architects have flexed their genius in the Los Angeles area. And, here’s another to add to the list. Midcentury modern architect Charles Du Bois designed this 1964 Woodland Hills home, which recently listed for $2.199 million and is already “contract pending.”

Du Bois was one of the original architects who helped build Palm Springs into the Desert Modernism haven that it is today. Du Bois homes include “many classic midcentury modern traits such as post and beam construction, vaulted ceilings, walls of glass, and emphasis on blending indoor and outdoor living,” according to Visit Palm Springs.

This home, dressed in all neutrals for total serenity, possesses all of those traits and then some as it underwent a renovation earlier this year. Sliding glass doors along the back of the home open up to a covered patio and swimming pool, ideal for classic SoCal living.

The architect is also known for his “Swiss Miss” houses in Palm Springs, and this one follows that formula. The style, named for gabled roofs found at chalets in Switzerland, are “low-lying, one-story residences with a dramatic A-frame entry.”

The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home totals 2,776 square feet and sits on a quarter-acre of land, and may soon be securely in new hands. Char Major and Candace Carroll of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.