Purchase a Piece of History: Julius Shulman’s Pad On the Market


Julius Shulman, who died this summer at age 98, was the photographer who put California architecture of the 1950s and ’60s on the cultural map. No surprise, then, that Shulman’s own home was a rough gem in the canon of modernist cool. Raphael Soriano designed the 3-bedroom home for Shulman and his first wife Emma at 7875 Woodrow Wilson Drive in Los Angeles. We have no idea what’s considered a reasonable home price in the Hollywood Hills (in fact, our primary source of information on the neighborhood is Lynchian and/or all those Shulman shots of homes from sixty years ago), but $2.5 million doesn’t seem too outlandish for such a well-preserved piece of design history pie. Find out what you get for all that dough, after the jump.

— The mojo of legendary architectural photographer Julius Shulman, OBVI.

— A darkroom, even more obvi.

— Secluded, heavily wooded lot on 0.76 acres of land in the swanky Hollywood Hills.

— “Cork panels,” flooring, fixtures, built-in cabinetry and hardwood walls all original to the 1950 Raphael Soriano design.

— A designated monument of the L.A. Cultural Heritage Commission (it’s the only remaining unaltered steel-frame structure by Soriano).

— Living room has a floor-to-ceiling fireplace.

— A separate studio 16 feet from the main house.

— Koi ponds!

All images via Flickr user mkw4114.

Peep the full listing here.