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The Hollywood Hills home/studio of the late Julius Shulman sells

The photographer's 1950 house, designed by Raphael Soriano, includes original fixtures, hardwood walls and built-in cabinetry.

November 29, 2010|By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
  • The longtime residence and studio of late architectural photographer Julius Shulman has sold in the Hollywood Hills.
The longtime residence and studio of late architectural photographer… (Skalickyphoto.com )

The personal residence and studio of the late iconic photographer Julius Shulman has sold for $2.25 million in the Hollywood Hills.

The Midcentury Modern steel-frame house, built in 1950 and designed by Raphael S. Soriano, is a Los Angeles historic landmark. The 3,382-square-foot house sits on a wooded flag-shaped lot of nearly an acre. Features include original fixtures, hardwood walls and built-in cabinetry. The studio includes a fireplace, bedroom and bathroom for a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms on the property.

Shulman, who died at age 98 last year, photographed homes and other buildings by modernist architects starting with Richard Neutra in 1936. Shulman's 1960 image of Pierre Koenig's glass-clad, cantilevered Case Study House No. 22, which appears to hover over the city lights, is often cited among the most famous architectural photos ever taken in the United States.

The property came on the market in December at $2,495,000.

Samuel Heller of Re/Max Valencia was the listing agent. Barry Sloane and Marc Silver of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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