Photos: Rock Hudson's Midcentury Modern Home Is Back On The Market
A hillside mid-century modern home once occupied by actor Rock Hudson is back on the market. The itty-bitty post and beam was built in 1950 and housed the late heartthrob from 1951 to 1955, as depicted in an Architectural Digest spread (see photos from the spread above).
Nestled high above the city in the hills of Studio City, the residence exemplifies the indoor/outdoor ethos of L.A. modernism with wraparound floor-to-ceiling glass walls and multiple outdoor "living rooms." The house was designed by Ralph Bowerman, "a fairly prominent" regional architect best known for the Canoga Park Library, which is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
At 1,008-square-feet, Hudson's former home is pretty small, at least by Hollywood standards, but what it lacks in living space it makes up for in land. The light-filled residence is situated on a serene 14,000-square-foot lot, secluding it far away from the street and neighbors. The gardens are designed by a "noted" but unnamed landscape architect. There is also a "skinny dip plunge pool," whatever that means.
The listing reports that there is a security system and multiple outdoor cameras "making it ready for the next celebrity owner."
Despite the convenient Coldwater Canyon location, at one bedroom and one bath the house is probably not ideal for aspiring Harvard-Westlake parents.
It last switched hands just shy of four years ago for $640,000 and is now listed by Rodeo Realty for $1,095,000—a price jump that's nearly as steep as the hillside driveway. But at least the views are epic.