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Piedmont: Edward Killingsworth House to Die For, $1.249M

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The only house by Edward Killingsworth outside of Southern California, the Spaulding House was built in 1965. Killingsworth had already designed six of the famed Case Study Houses, four of which were built. He'd also built himself an award-winning, minimalist/Miesian office building which attracted a lot of potential clients, including the Opdahls, for whom he built one of his best-known houses in 1957. Killingsworth's work is straight out of the International Style playbook, but still looks crisp and up-to-date. This 4-bed, 2.5-bath house, asking $1,249,000, has ten-foot ceilings, beautifully proportioned rooms and was carefully sited into a native oak grove. We're especially fond of the bathroom vanities, which look like Florence Knoll's marble-topped credenzas crossed with a Paul McCobb dresser, plus sink. In a corner of the living room appearing from behind a panel is the indispensable 60's wet bar. Someone did a great job rehabbing the kitchen, although the best thing that can be said for the staging is "regrettable" and the landscaping could use some work. Click on the gallery above, for more. Looks like a steal, and open Sunday, June 12 from 2PM to 5PM.
· 143 Calvert Court, Piedmont [Coldwell Banker]
· Edward Killingworth, 86; Case Study House Architect [LA Times]
· Edward Killingsworth-Designed Opdahl Residence Hits the Market [Curbed LA Archives]
· Case Study Program [Arts & Architecture]