Actor Ellen Page listed a Los Angeles home for sale with an asking price of $1.995 million this month, and saw it into contract in short order. She had owned the home for about five years, having picked it up in the late winter of 2014 for $1.7 million, according to public records.
The modern home dates to 1955, and is distinguished by its surviving period features: the original bones of the post-and-beam construction, the terrazzo floors and exterior concrete, and the original stacked stone fireplace that extends to an accent wall, anchoring the shared open-concept living space.
Here, a half-vaulted ceiling rises to a series of clerestories, and corner-positioned retractable glass opens broadly onto the pool and sunlounge while offering views of the surrounding hills. There’s glass at every turn, keeping the exterior always in mind, and the variously purposed living spaces interact and transition harmoniously. This was the essence of the midcentury style—community and liberation—and this house delivers it clearly and consistently.
The plank maple has been refinished and the baths have been renovated, but the kitchen may boast original cabinetry; if not, it looks suitably period. The kitchen also sports a prominent skylight, probably a later addition that opens the galley space wonderfully.
Outside, a covered front walk provides a very pleasant preamble to entry, the requisite pool looks the midcentury part, and views from the terrace survey the local landscape.
Nova Scotia-born Page has ventured into production in the past few years. She co-produced as well as starred in last year’s feature films ‘My Days of Mercy’ and ‘The Cured.’