May 20, 2024


Giving your Home a new Option

A Groovy 1965 A-Frame Compound with Killer L.A. Views Lists for $1.375M

Located on an oversized 9,164-square-foot lot in Mount Washington, 371 Mavis Drive is a midcentury A-frame with much to offer—a soaring beamed ceiling,  an expansive triangular wall of glass framing spectacular downtown views, and two separate bonus structures on the property. Built in 1965, the home was recently renovated by one of its owners, Roberto Sheinberg, an architect and the design director of Lehrer Architects, who gutted the 1,605-feet residence and refreshed the living spaces of the main house. The renovation included inserting new flooring throughout and modernizing the kitchens and bathrooms—all while maintaining the integrity of the home’s original design. 

371 Mavis Drive features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house, including an open loft-style bedroom in the A-frame. 

The two additional structures at the back include one that is currently being used as a studio, office, and den. The other “would make a perfect recording studio or guest house,” according to the listing. 

The oversized 9,164-square-foot lot includes multiple outdoor spaces. 

371 Mavis Drive also houses a little piece of L.A. history: According to the listing agent, Scott King of Deasy Penner Podley, the current owners purchased the home from two women who had owned the property since 1971 and ran a “fancy menu embossing business” out of the office-like second structure on the compound for over 30 years. “They supplied all the famous restaurants,” he shares. “In one of the two garages on the compound, there are over a hundred of their most iconic menus preserved on the wall as a memorial to their amazing contribution to the rise of Los Angeles as a culinary capital in the United States.” 

Keep scrolling to see more of this outstanding midcentury property, currently listed for $1,375,000.

The airy open-plan living space features beam ceilings and lots of drama. The dining room is separate, off to the side behind the sectional. 

The recent renovation by the homeowner-architect modernized the kitchen and inserted new flooring throughout the main house. The expansive triangular wall of glass frames fantastic downtown views. 

There is even a cozy corner fireplace. 

A staircase leads up to the open loft bedroom. 

There is a separate, open dining room off to the side of the living space. 

Upstairs in the A-frame is a new loft with a bedroom and a new bathroom plus views of the San Gabriel Mountains and beyond. 

There are two additional bedrooms downstairs. 

This possible bedroom is currently in use as a home office. 

The second structure is currently being used as a studio, office, and den.

The second structure wasn’t updated in the renovations but is full of potential. 

There is even a breezy den. 

This room is currently in use as an exercise space. 

The third structure would make a perfect recording studio or guest house. 

Delightful downtown views. 

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