A Quintessential Eichler in Granada Hills

A Quintessential Eichler in Granada Hills

17013 Lisette St, Granada Hills, CA 91344 in Balboa Highlands development by Joseph Eichler17013 Lisette St, Granada Hills, CA 91344 in Balboa Highlands development by Joseph Eichler

Few housing developments bear a signature that is as distinctive as those by the renowned builder Joseph Eichler, who built over 11,000 homes between 1950 and 1974. Only three of those developments are in Southern California, and only one of those is in Los Angeles County. The other two are in Thousand Oaks and Orange. So, this new listing in the Balboa Highlands development in Granada Hills, which consists of 108 homes, is one that I’m very excited about because they don’t come along very often.

 Unlike other post-war developments, such as the various “Levittowns” on the east coast and countless others, those built by Eichler were truly a visionary effort. For one thing, he employed first-rate architects. For the Balboa Highlands development

Unlike other post-war developments, such as the various “Levittowns” on the east coast and countless others, those built by Eichler were truly a visionary effort. For one thing, he employed first-rate architects. For the Balboa Highlands development he hired the renowned firm of Jones and Emmons (A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons) and the resulting California Modern homes in this tract have stood the test of time as well as many of their highly commissioned projects of the same vintage. Equally important, though, were Eichler’s progressive social ideals, punctuated by his non-discrimination policy, which offered homes to anyone of any religion or race – a policy that resulted in his resignation from the National Association of Home Builders.

 From the street, most Eichlers will not feature large picture windows, if any at all. Often, the only glass used at the front of the house are frosted panes flanking the front door, which opens to a large atrium courtyard. From there, sliding glass

From the street, most Eichlers will not feature large picture windows, if any at all. Often, the only glass used at the front of the house are frosted panes flanking the front door, which opens to a large atrium courtyard. From there, sliding glass doors are used to reach various rooms on all sides of the house.

 Inside, the home enjoys a design with an open floor plan and walls of glass that lead to the courtyard, as well as the backyard. The bright and airy living room feels quite spacious thanks to high ceilings composed of exposed beams and tongue-in-gro

Inside, the home enjoys a design with an open floor plan and walls of glass that lead to the courtyard, as well as the backyard. The bright and airy living room feels quite spacious thanks to high ceilings composed of exposed beams and tongue-in-groove decking.

 The living room flows into the dining room, which flows into the kitchen via a semi-open wall with a cooktop are and built-in seating. And all three of these rooms open to the backyard.

The living room flows into the dining room, which flows into the kitchen via a semi-open wall with a cooktop are and built-in seating. And all three of these rooms open to the backyard.

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 Thanks to a smart and economical floor plan, the home manages to fit 5 bedrooms and 2 baths in 2,099 square feet of living space with an open flow, an abundance of natural light and lots of access to the outdoor spaces.

Thanks to a smart and economical floor plan, the home manages to fit 5 bedrooms and 2 baths in 2,099 square feet of living space with an open flow, an abundance of natural light and lots of access to the outdoor spaces.

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 Much of this home’s appeal and value stems from the fact that it retains many of its original features. One of the materials that Eichler liked to use was lauan (Phillipine mahogany) for paneling on the walls, as evidenced by its appearance in vario

Much of this home’s appeal and value stems from the fact that it retains many of its original features. One of the materials that Eichler liked to use was lauan (Phillipine mahogany) for paneling on the walls, as evidenced by its appearance in various rooms of this home. And thankfully it has not been painted!

 Built in 1962-64, the Balboa Highlands development consists of four basic models, and this particular house happens to be one of the original model homes for the A-Frame style, which also happens to be the style of the Foster Residence, an LA Histor

Built in 1962-64, the Balboa Highlands development consists of four basic models, and this particular house happens to be one of the original model homes for the A-Frame style, which also happens to be the style of the Foster Residence, an LA Historic Cultural Monument, which is just around the corner at 17145 W. Nannette St.

 Finally, worth noting is that this development has been designated as an L.A. Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). And because the home still retains many of its original features, it could possibly qualify for Mills Act status, which offers v

Finally, worth noting is that this development has been designated as an L.A. Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). And because the home still retains many of its original features, it could possibly qualify for Mills Act status, which offers very favorable tax benefits.

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17013 Lisette St, Granada Hills, CA 91344

Listing Price: $750,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 2,099
Lot Size: 13,250 sf
Price Per SF: $357.31
Year Built: 1963
Pool: None
Air: Central
Parking: Garage, Attached
Views: Mountains
Fireplace: Living Room
MLS #: SR15149098CN

Listing Courtesy Of: Gregory Guinto of Pinnacle Estate Properties

Note: Information above reflects market status as of the date this post was originally published. Feel free to call for current market status.

640 427 David Kubiczky

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