Midcentury modern fixer in Tujunga asking $650K

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A 1937 graduate of USC and a World War II Marine veteran, Carl Maston worked for some of Los Angeles’s most important architects, such as Gordon Kaufmann and A. Quincy Jones, before founding his own firm in 1946. Maston completed more than 100 projects in his four-decade career, including this 1953 post and beam in Tujunga.

Located at 9743 Pali Avenue in the Highland Square neighborhood north of Foothill Boulevard, the three-bedroom modern has just hit the market for the first time in two decades. Though the home is undeniably in need of work—the listing calls it a “light fixer”—it’s got a lot going for it, including vaulted beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, walls of glass, clerestory windows, skylights, built-ins, and a brick fireplace.

Sweetening the deal, the property sits on a nice sized lot of 6,873 square feet. It’s listed with Catharine Stevens at an asking price of $650,000. Open houses are scheduled Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.


The home is situated at the end of a long driveway and has a two-car carport.

Notable features include pitched beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, a brick fireplace, and walls of glass.

The kitchen is ripe for a revamp.

Clerestory windows and glass walls provide the bedrooms with plenty of natural light.

There are two bathrooms, both with original fixtures and skylights.

The current landscaping is pretty much a blank slate, but the 6,873-square-foot lot allows for plenty of options.

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