This Architectural Gem in L.A. Costs $1.7M


Los Angeles-based Architect William King has long worked in the area, but what is perhaps his most notable architectural feat, known as ‘The Domestead,’ has come to the market. Originally built in 1982, the unique home has been updated three times—in 2002, 2010, and 2014—and is now asking $1,725,000.

Artist Fritz Haeg resided here for some time in the early-2000s, and it would be no surprise if the new buyer is also a fellow creative. In 2009, Haeg wrote that the home was originally designed for a young pediatrician who died months after its completion. Haeg hosted ‘Sundown Salons’ at the 1,800-square-foot home, which he describes as “a gathering place for the free exchange of ideas and art through events, happenings, gatherings, meetings, pageantry, performances, shows, stunts, and spectacles.”

Domestead Bedroom Blue

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While this is certainly not your typical L.A. mansion, the property has been at the forefront of contemporary architecture in the area. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home spans three levels. Not only is the home is encircled by nature, the interiors include stone and wood elements throughout. The below-ground lower-level provides an industrial cave-like feel, but exudes absolute luxury.

Moving up to the second floor, the redwood timber-framed kitchen incorporates earthy green tones while capturing all angles of the city and San Gabriel Mountains. Who doesn’t like breakfast with a view?

As if the property couldn’t be any more unique, the top floor is a show-stopper. The interior of the home’s dome is covered in geometric shapes and shades of blue. With 15 skylights and access to a wrap-around deck starring panoramic city views, there’s no need to stray far for serenity.

While this home is far from traditional, its outdoor spaces allow for the ideal California indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The backyard of the quarter-acre lot is complete with a long dining table and a fireplace. Although the property is only a brief 15-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles, the home certainly feels secluded.

Molly Kelly and Susan Irving of Nourmand & Associates hold the rare listing.