$1.2 Million Homes in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Kansas City

blog_press_03_18_15 By Mike Powell

WHAT: A contemporary with two bedrooms and two bathrooms

HOW MUCH: $1,200,000

SIZE: 1,815 square feet

PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $661

SETTING: This single-story contemporary is at the intersection of Hancock Park, a pocket of old-money elegance developed in the 1920s, and Miracle Mile, a district of high-rises and commercial buildings that is also home to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Petersen Automotive Museum, among others. Miracle Mile is also a magnet for galleries, including the Ace Gallery, the David Kordansky Gallery and Lab Art.

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INDOORS: The house, a long, wedgelike structure clad in corrugated metal, was built in 2002. Designed to buffer its owners from the busy intersection outside, it has 23-inch-thick walls with heavy insulation, and slotlike horizontal windows that turn the traffic into a kind of movie. The house was designed by Linda Pollari and Robert E. Somol Jr. as their residence and office; she serves as the chairwoman of the architecture/landscape/interiors program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles; he is the director of the school of architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Rooms are arranged single-file, leading into one another. Floors are polished concrete with radiant heat. Wood and stone walls in the living area provide contrast.

The living area has sliding glass doors that open to the backyard and pool, creating an indoor-outdoor space. Kitchen appliances are stainless steel, as is a wall next to the cooking area with long horizontal windows, a look calling to mind an Airstream trailer. One of the bedrooms is used as the office; the other, the master, has intersecting walls of glass that open to the yard, which is screened from the street by bamboo and tall grass. With the exception of the bathrooms, the house has no interior doors. There is also a two-car garage.

OUTDOOR SPACE: The house is on about a fifth of an acre.

TAXES: Approximately $15,000 a year

CONTACT: Brian Linder and Scott King, Deasy/Penner & Partners, the Value of Architecture, (310) 592-5417 / (323) 828-2049

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