H-shaped Midcentury home by Richard Banta comes to market in Adams Hill

Friday, 13 October 2017, 04:55:40 PM. This home, shaped like a 'H' and built by Richard Banta, is on the market for $899,000.

An H-shaped home designed by architect Richard Banta has hit the market in Glendale for $899,000.

The Midcentury Modern residence’s unorthodox shape is a solution to the lot’s steep and hilly landscape in the Adams Hill neighborhood. To utilize the property’s sloping grade, Banta designed the home’s lower section as a carport and front entrance while the upper section serves as an outdoor entertaining space.

Built in 1962, the 1,218-square-foot, two-bedroom home opens to an entry filled with walls of glass.

hshaped-midcentury-home-by-richard-banta-comes-to-market-in-adams-hill photo 1

Shaped like an "H" and set on a hilltop, the midcentury home has two bedrooms and maple hardwood floors. 

(Val Riolo)

Black slate floors lead to the open floor plan living space, where a remote-controlled movie screen drops down from the ceiling in the living room. A remodeled powder room sits adjacent.

Clerestory windows bring in light, and maple hardwood floors line the hallway to the kitchen, which features white Caesarstone countertops and a backsplash of frosted glass. Consistent with the midcentury aesthetic, two retro pendant lights hang over the breakfast bar.

The master bedroom continues the theme of floor-to-ceiling windows, boasting a set with rolling shades. Custom cabinetry and double sinks make up the remodeled bathroom, while a tub with white subway tiling contrasts with the black tile floor.

The bedroom also provides access to the massive patio, with views of the mountains and city below.

The home last sold for $565,000 in 2011, according to public records.

Chris Jacobs of Keller Williams Beverly Hills holds the listing.

hshaped-midcentury-home-by-richard-banta-comes-to-market-in-adams-hill photo 2 CAPTION

Kid Rock recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market.

Kid Rock recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market.

hshaped-midcentury-home-by-richard-banta-comes-to-market-in-adams-hill photo 3 CAPTION

Kid Rock recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market.

Kid Rock recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market.

hshaped-midcentury-home-by-richard-banta-comes-to-market-in-adams-hill photo 4 CAPTION

The party-ready home in Marina del Rey is listed for sale at $3.799 million.

The party-ready home in Marina del Rey is listed for sale at $3.799 million.

hshaped-midcentury-home-by-richard-banta-comes-to-market-in-adams-hill photo 5 CAPTION

Actor Phillip P. Keene has a good reason for hanging out in the downstairs den of his Los Feliz home. 

Actor Phillip P. Keene has a good reason for hanging out in the downstairs den of his Los Feliz home. 

hshaped-midcentury-home-by-richard-banta-comes-to-market-in-adams-hill photo 6 CAPTION

The Tony winner's prized possession in this room is her Steinway, but she keeps other items there that also inspire her.

The Tony winner's prized possession in this room is her Steinway, but she keeps other items there that also inspire her.

hshaped-midcentury-home-by-richard-banta-comes-to-market-in-adams-hill photo 7 CAPTION

Jillian Michaels retreats to the office in her Malibu home when she needs some kid-free space.

Jillian Michaels retreats to the office in her Malibu home when she needs some kid-free space.

jack.flemming@latimes.com

Twitter: @jflem94

MORE FROM HOT PROPERTY:

Dick E. Lowry-designed post-and-beam in Eagle Rock seeks $1.3 million

Basketball great Marques Johnson aims to pass along his Windsor Hills home

Debbie Reynolds’ dance studio finds a buyer before auction

Swedish House Mafia DJ Steve Angello ready to give up his home studio

Share this
Article H-shaped Midcentury home by Richard Banta comes to market in Adams Hill compiled by www.latimes.com