Architect Raul F. Garduno designed the spec house with financial assistance from Peter D. Heiser, an associate he met while studying at the University of California between 1959 and 1960. The original building permit shows Heiser and Garduno as the original owners. Peter sold his Corvette, a gift from his grandmother and used the funds to purchase the lot and one other adjacent lot upon which the house was built.
The two bedroom, two bath home in 1395 sq. ft. is currently (July 2015) on the market listed for sale for $899,000 and described in the listing as “open-air, steel, glass, post and beam home with stunning views of the hillsides, vistas of the Hollywood Sign & Griffith Park Observatory. open-air, steel, glass, post and beam home is irreplaceable! Stunning views of the hillsides, & vistas of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Observatory. Published in the L.A. Times Home Section, & in “Art and Architecture” 1961 edition, this mid-century is perched hillside with 500 sq. ft of decks surrounding the home. Acacia and Pine trees, & lush landscaping, give shade to the back. Walls of glass surround living room in an open floorplan. Designed with views & northwest breezes in mind. There’s even an atrium perfect for an outdoor Zen/yoga retreat. Bring back the master bath to its’ architectural significance with sunken tub & new fixtures. Asian style sliding closet doors throughout. Original walnut cabinetry, cooktop, dbl-oven, & built-in bbq. Bring your Eames chair, Barcelona table & move right in or restore it back to its’ glory”.
Located at 1954 Lucile Avenue.