The 195os home combines poured-in-place concrete walls with a post-and-beam roof.

Outside, the post-and-beam structure towers over the concrete and cedar-plank patio.

This midcentury home in Whittier, California, lies hidden behind a row of towering hedges—but the brightly colored, 10-foot-tall doors hint at the fun to be found within.

Completed in 1956, the home comprises a 2,310-square-foot main house and a 500-square-foot studio, both of which feature poured-in-place concrete walls and post-and-beam roofs. The larger structure steals the show with floor-to-ceiling glass walls overlooking the backyard and “spider leg” beams that extend from the rear facade.

Located southeast of downtown Los Angeles in the Friendly Hills neighborhood of Whittier, California, this 1950s home is hidden by massive hedges.

Located southeast of downtown Los Angeles in the Friendly Hills neighborhood of Whittier, California, this 1950s home is hidden by massive hedges.

Photo courtesy of SUPRSTRUCTUR

From the driveway, double doors open onto a serene courtyard complete with reflecting pools and pathways leading to the main house (left), as well as a separate studio (right).

From the driveway, double doors open onto a serene courtyard complete with reflecting pools and pathways leading to the main house (left), as well as a separate studio (right).

Photo courtesy of SUPRSTRUCTUR

The renovated main house offers three bedrooms and two updated bathrooms, along with several sitting areas and a modernized kitchen. The adjacent studio also has a bathroom, so it could potentially be used as a guest suite or ADU. Outside, the .5-acre lot provides a spacious setting for outdoor activities. Keep scrolling to see more the home, currently offered for $998,000.

A large living area stretches across the rear of the main house, illuminated by natural light from multiple sliding glass doors. Original concrete walls divide the space.

A large living area stretches across the rear of the main house, illuminated by natural light from multiple sliding glass doors. Original concrete walls divide the space.

Photo courtesy of SUPRSTRUCTUR

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