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‘Airy and open’ midcentury below Griffith Park seeks $2.3M

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Two river-rock fireplaces and a garage fallout shelter

Built in 1956 but thoroughly upgraded since then.
Photos by Chad King, courtesy of Neil McDermott and Beate Kessler-McDermott/Hilton&Hyland

This Los Feliz midcentury is a dream.

Hidden behind a fence and landscaping in Vermont Canyon, the 1950s residence is fronted by a large yard. River rock accents and large corner windows create an inviting entrance. The river rock carries through inside, cladding two fireplaces alongside wood paneling, refinished hardwood floors, and beautiful blond wood accents.

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is marketed as “airy and open.” Upgrades include a new kitchen, updated bathrooms with stunning minimalist white tile and skylights, and custom-made oversized sliding doors for the communal rooms. One area that hasn’t been updated: the fall-out shelter in the garage. That space could be used as extra storage or, as intended, a room where the buyer’s apocalypse supplies are kept.

Behind 2361 North Vermont Avenue, there’s a large covered outdoor area with a built-in fireplace and a grassy space. The property is a short walk away from Griffith Park, if more outdoor space is required.

Last sold in August 2018 for $1.975 million, it’s listed now for $2.295 million with Neil McDermott and Beate Kessler-McDermott of Hilton & Hyland.

A photo of a room with a light wood floor and a river rock fireplace. Sliding wood doors open to the backyard.
The house has two river rock fireplaces and custom sliding doors.
A photo of a spacious gallery-style kitchen.
The kitchen has been redone and skylights have been added.
A photo of  wood-paneled room with sliding glass doors on one end.
The house’s wood-paneling and refinished hardwood floors capture the midcentury spirit of the house.
A photo of a concrete-floored patio with pendant lamps, stylish outdoor furniture, and wood-and-glass sliding doors.
A built-in fireplace makes the covered back patio extra cozy.