Staples Center architect lists post and beam in woodsy setting for $2.495M

Tucked into Calabasas’s Monte Nido neighborhood, this lovely, circa-1970s post and beam residence blends into the native oak trees that surround it. Designed by Malibu architect Douglas Rucker, it was recently renovated by Staples Center architect Dan Meis, who is also the current owner.

The single-story house employs walls of glass, skylights, and clerestory windows to bring the outdoors in. The wood-heavy interiors plus the tree grove views give the house a very cabin-like feel, but updates keep things fresh.

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My Home As Art :: Douglas Rucker, Architect :: Mid-Century Malibu

A 10-minute drive up Malibu Canyon from the beach, this pristine Mid-Century Modern home is nestled in the picturesque Monte Nido neighborhood, a short walk to Saddle Peak Lodge just East of Malibu Creek State Park. Architect Douglas Rucker designed the post and beam structure with walls of glass and skylights to take full advantage of the pristine acre-plus site, surrounded by a grove of mature native oak trees. Current owner, architect Dan Meis, designer of the Staples Center, has respectfully renovated the home, preserving the original design intent and introducing new materials and finishes in keeping with a contemporary lifestyle. The open plan and seamless connection to the outdoors make this an exceptional home for entertaining, with two fireplaces indoors and a third on the outdoor deck adjacent to the built-in barbecue. Multiple living areas include a den, living room, and a spacious art studio with its own entrance, ideal for live-ins, home office or family room. Future plans in permitting include a hillside swimming pool and guest house.

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*Not in MLS

For Sale $2,495,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2986 Sqft

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Deasy/Penner Partner’s Benjamin Kahle Wins An LA Conservancy 2017 Preservation Award

The View Park Conservancy, led by deasy/penner agent Benjamin Kahle, was just awarded the LA Conservancy 2017 Preservation award for excellence in Historic Preservation. For more information about the project, please visit LAConservancy.org.

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Former home of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’s’ Ann Guilbert sells in Pacific Palisades

By Neal J. Leitereg

The longtime home of late actress Ann Morgan Guilbert, known to millions of TV viewers as next-door neighbor Millie Helper on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” has sold for $2.64 million.

Sitting on a double lot overlooking Temescal Canyon, the English country-style home retains such 1940s details as hexagonal tile floors, original brick fireplaces and diamond-pattern leaded glass windows.

The 2,321 square feet of living space includes a formal living room, an updated kitchen, a dining nook, four bedrooms and 3.25 bathrooms. In the game room/den, walls of built-in bookshelves surround the living space.

Multiple decks and balconies extend the living space outdoors. The tree-topped setting was designed by noted landscape architect/designer Cleo Baldon and her partner, horticulturist Sid Galper.

The quarter-acre property had been listed at $2.65 million prior to the sale.

Sara Clephane and Mike Deasy of Deasy Penner & Partners were the listing agents. Allan Glass of ASG Real Estate represented the buyer.

Guilbert, who died last year at 87, was a regular cast member of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” for its full run from 1961 to 1966. She had acting credits that included a recurring role on the sitcom “The Nanny.” More recently, the character actress appeared on the shows “Getting On” and “Life in Pieces.”

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Mega-Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Lands Buyer for International Style Residence in Los Angeles

By Mark David

SELLERS: Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $11,900,000
SIZE: 9,030 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: After almost 1.5 years on the market and a couple of prodigious price chops that plunged the price tag from $14.5 million down to $11.9 million, film and television mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s International style contemporary in the low-key but high-priced Brentwood area of Los Angeles is, according to online listings, in now escrow and about to be sold for an unknown amount to an unknown buyer. Property records indicate the 10-time Emmy-winning “CSI” franchise and “Amazing Race” producer, who has about a dozen high-profile projects in various stages of production including “Pirates of the Caribbean 6” and “Beverly Hills Cop 4,” acquired the property in the spring of 1985 for $1.865 million.

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