Hollywood Hills Ito House, 1961, Josef Van der Kar
8937 Wonderland Park Ave l $3.500,000 l 3 BD l 3 BA
Friends with Cold War era conservatives and ultra progressives alike, Josef Van der Kar was quite a character. It is said he never allowed his houses published as he didn’t want to make them famous.
He will probably live in infamy while his houses are now getting famous. One was recently published in Elle Decor. We’re sure he would have loved that. Ito House, 1961, Josef Van der Kar, Architect.
This transparent glass walled post & beam residence is located on a private three-quarter acre ridgetop overlooking the mature cross landscaping of Garrett Eckbo’s celebrated Wonderland Park Project in Laurel Canyon.
Careful siting allows for privacy without the need for curtains (except for light), and the open plan public space invites a casual California indoor-outdoor living lifestyle. The current owners have completed a major restoration returning the living room back to its original footprint, installing new terrazzo floors, double paned glass doors in keeping with the style, and an overall refurbishment.
Residence includes living and dining areas that open to a full sized pool, spa, and expansive flat grounds, lawn and gardens. Hollywood Hills Ito House, 1961, Josef Van der Kar.
There are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths in the main residence, a separate pool house/theater with period bath (converted from the original garage), an add-on study/office, workshop, and carport, with all set behind a long private drive and gated parking plaza with off street parking for at least 8 cars.
Listing courtesy of Crosby Doe
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