Encino Mid Century Modern House – The Gattman Residence, 1959 by Cliff Burlew, Architect

Encino Mid Century Modern house by Cliff Burlew

While Burlew’s contributions to the built environment may have gone largely undervalued, his work, however, is no less important than his modern master contemporaries.
Encino Mid Century Modern House -The Gattman Residence by Cliff Burlew
Burlew’s site detailed design of this Encino Mid Century Modern house – Gattman Residence offers a dual narrative: a more formal, street-facing facade and a relaxed, laissez-faire southern-facing rear side of the house.


Both narratives work together which, coupled with the lush landscape, sparkling pool, and deep setback from the street, provide a break from the outside world.

Original character-defining features are found inside and out of the residence. Articulated dentil molding on the fascia board wraps the perimeter of the house, carport, and garage.

Mosaic tiles and rich-hued walnut panels in the foyer, colorful resin windows flanking the fireplace hearth, and a raised formal dining room are reminiscent of neo-classicism and revivalist architecture of the recent past.

A large den off the updated kitchen provides an ideal space for relaxing on days off.

If you would like to see this Encino Mid Century Modern house by Cliff Burlew, contact Brian Courville at 310-622-0312 or JB Fung at 323-687-1170. Alternately, for additional Mid-Century Modern homes, Historic Los Angeles homes or Classic Los Angeles homes for sale reach us by email, Brian Courville or JB Fung. If you are considering selling, contact us for a free no-obligation home valuation.

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