Other People’s Homes: Mid-Century Mod of Art Linkletter

31 Mar

(Via Pursuitist.)

Okay, that’s it.  I am moving to California into this house if I can find $10.25 million between the sofa cushions to buy Art Linkletter’s house.  No shots of the interior, so I wonder what kind of shape it’s in.  Check out that entry way and gorgeous patterned block exterior wall.  Talk about a ‘House Party’.

Mid-Century Mod of Late TV Host Art Linkletter Lists in L.A.

The late Art Linkletter graced many a home during his days as the host of the CBS original series’ House Party and Kids Say the Darndest Things, and now we have a rare opportunity to see how the television and radio icon lived after his mid-century modern estate in Southern California was listed over the weekend. It is the first time that the celebrated property, which graced the pages of Architectural Digest way back in 1959, has been made available in roughly 40 years, which presents a rare opportunity for trophy-home collectors who have $10.25 million lying around.

Designed by AIA architect Philmer J. Ellerbroek, one of the more esteemed residential and commercial architectural authorities of the 1950s, the home rests high above the city on a prime 4.6-acre lot in the hills Bel Air, CA. Rows of staggered blocks and intricately patterned concrete were used to form the exterior of the home, giving it a striking and textured appearance, while a pair of atriums, one of which includes an outdoor patio, sculptured metal screens, floor-to-ceiling glass and pocket doors are just a few of the other examples of organic design found within. The home itself boasts an open and flowing 5,000-square-foot floor plan, with five bedrooms and five baths. It includes all of the standard home offerings like the dining room, formal living room, family area and kitchen, while the rear of the Linkletter property features a sports court and a large pool that looks out over Los Angeles.


4 Responses to “Other People’s Homes: Mid-Century Mod of Art Linkletter”

  1. janisnicolay April 1, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    I can’t tell you how badly I would love that home too. Maybe we can go halfsies? 😉
    Would love to see the interior!!

    • Brandy April 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

      Oh Janis, I wish I had a half. Or even a tenth! I am totally smitten with this house. Sigh.
      Thanks for reading!

  2. Dana@Mid2Mod March 31, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    I grew up listening to Art Linkletter on the radio. I always thought of him as a fuddy-duddy, but I guess he must have been a lot cooler than I thought, because that is one amazing house!

    • Brandy April 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

      Isn’t it so funny how people are never what we think they are? I often think that’s a very good thing!

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