Must-See Midcentury Modern Time Capsule in SoCal Sells for $1.9M

Must-See Midcentury Modern Time Capsule in SoCal Sells for $1.9M

When you see the listing photos of the Francis Residence in Los Angeles, which was recently sold by the family of its original owners

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When you see the listing photos of the Francis Residence in Los Angeles, which was recently sold by the family of its original owners, your mind drifts back to 1952.

This home in the Brentwood area was meticulously maintained and kept intact for over six decades. It landed on the market for $2 million in March, and a savvy buyer strolled away with it for $1,865,000 last month.

You’ll marvel at the original paneling, the shag carpet, and the aqua Formica cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms. You’ll swoon over the yellow front door, as well as the custom wood screen right next to it. You’ll even appreciate something as mundane as the yellow, white, and aqua accordion closet doors.

And the one common factor among all these elements? They’re all original.

The family that lived in this terrific time capsule for over 60 years took the utmost care of it. They preserved key details, including vertical-grain fir siding, custom built-ins, classic tile, antique hardware, and rare light fixtures.

The Francis Residence in Brentwood
The Francis Residence in Brentwood

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Bathroom
Bathroom

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Entryway
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Kitchen
Kitchen

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Built by Willard Hall Francis, the home is perched on a large lot in the Crestwood Hills area of Brentwood.

The parents of the current owners purchased the home in 1955, and it…



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