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Real Estate & Architecture in Los Angeles

The Norton House By Buff & Hensman


When writing this post, I considered playing it cool, but I’m going to just come out and say it. I’m in love with this house! The Norton House, designed by Buff & Hensman in 1954, is my dream house.

Rob and I have been emailing each other all afternoon like lovestruck teenagers, head over heels for this stunning 1,881 square foot, mid century, post-and-beam. Just look at that open floor plan! The cork flooring! The floor to ceiling walls of glass!

And, oh yeah. There’s a stream running through the property, too. … Sigh.

This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and there are many original period details throughout…

… like this great tile detail behind the stove range.

The 3 bedroom home includes a large master suite with direct access to the deck.

The 12,200 square foot property is ideally set among the natural Arroyo Secco and features a spectacular flowing stream running through the grounds and under a suspended wooden bridge.

There are fantastic deck areas, lush and mature landscaping, and beautiful views.

The outdoor space provides a tranquil backdrop for this architecturally significant home.

The current owners bought the house last April for $1.31 million, and it is now listed slightly below that at $1.295. If you’d like to see my dream home in person, email Rob or call him at 323-775-6305!

More info and photos of 820 Burleigh Dr.

Listing courtesy of Rowena Emmett, Dilbeck Realtors.