Mandeville Canyon Mid Century Modern by architect Bernard Zimmerman

Rare opportunity to continue the stewardship of this Mandeville Canyon Mid Century Modern home by architect Bernard Zimmerman, The Zeidler Residence, 1961. In a truly idyllic setting, this modernist vision sits on over 3 acres in a tony Westside neighborhood. With private canyon and treetop views, the home is enveloped by all that nature has to offer.

Zimmerman was influenced by iconic Case Study architects, Pierre Koenig and Craig Ellwood, using steel components to suspend layers of floating planes in mid-air. Decks cantilever from the sides of the structure jutting out like levitating outdoor pavilions. The arrival experience offers classic architectural elements, a floating staircase and mid century detailing.

The central core of the home boasts a large skylight flooding the interior space with a brilliant warmth. The floor-to-ceiling glass showcases the spectacular sightlines available in every direction.

The home includes a double-sided fireplace feature, living room, separate family room, wine cellar, a swimmer’s pool and a primary bedroom suite featuring a large bathroom and generous closet space.

Views continue from the pool deck, which is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Santa Monica mountains. Grand old-growth sycamore and eucalyptus trees surround the structure, creating a private, gated retreat. Additionally, there is a separate guest house-recording studio on the property.

Vintage photo of the Mandeville Canyon Mid Century Modern by architect Bernard Zimmerman

This classic black and white image of the Zeidler Residence by photographer Marvin Rand, is celebrated in Phaidon’s book California Captured. The photographer and architect were close friends and worked on several projects together. Architect Bernard Zimmerman was instrumental in creating the architecture department at California State Polytechnic University, in Pomona, where he taught for more than 30 years. He also helped launch the Los Angeles Architecture + Design Museum. Get ready for greatness… imagine waking up every morning in this truly artful residence… pure bliss. Photo ©the estate of Marvin Rand.

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Listing Courtesy of Simon Beardmore, Sotheby’s International Realty