Actress-turned-director Betty Thomas listed her longtime Los Angeles residence this month. The singular structure, an adventurous modern, is priced at $6.995 million.
The 1954-built home’s exterior architecture is playfully cerebral. It is designed as a series of interconnected structures, frequently citing asymmetry, with abrupt angles and offset windows. There’s a lot to surprise inside and out. Oak plank floors establish a fine textural constant in the house.
Glassy and open, the living style is as informed by the solid city views as they are by the warm intimacy of the interiors. Amenities in this house include a transition room that opens to the deck in the back of the property; a lap pool, a fire feature and—in front of the home—a garden and meandering footpath complete the exterior living style.
Thomas directed a string of high-grossing blockbusters, including The Brady Bunch Movie, Dr. Dolittle, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.