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Historic 'Research House' In La Cañada On The Market For $2.995 Million

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Up in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge sits a one-of-a-kind Midcentury Modern home, and it's on the market for the first time since 1960 with an asking price of $2.995 million. The iconic home is from Architectural Products magazine's "Research House" series. Similar to Arts & Architecture magazine's "Case Study" series, the research homes celebrated modern architectural innovations from contemporary architects. This one in particular is from 1957, and at the time it was described as "America’s foremost demonstration house," according to the L.A. Times.

At the time of its construction, La Cañada was largely uninhabited. Architect John C. Lindsay conceived of this home, with beamed ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a California-shaped pool. Sam Buchanan, the house's realtor, told the L.A. Times how, in La Cañada, "the majority of the homes back then were either big equestrian estates or simple ranch homes." The visual splendor of the home attracted 250,000 visitors when it first went on the market.

The home was furnished and decorated by the old Southern California furniture company the Barker Bros., according to Curbed, and some of the original furnishings are still in the house.

The house, located at 1401 Sugar Loaf Drive in La Cañada Flintridge, is having an open house Sunday from 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

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