Greta Magnusson Grossman: The Architect

Besides being a prolific industrial designer, Greta Magnusson Grossman (1906-1999) also designed more than 25 homes in the Los Angeles area, including this home on Waynecrest Dr. in Beverly Hills. Designed in 1948 by Grossman, the house was originally a 1,500 sq. ft, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, but has recently been renovated and expanded by its current owner Darryl Wilson and now features 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Wilson along with architect Tony Unruh sought to keep with Grossman's original design aesthetic during the renovation. The 3,171 sq. ft. house originally listed in February for $3.5 million has been reduced to $2.9 million.

1948 original interior. via Frieze magazine

The Grossman house as it appeared in 1948, from Arts & Architecture magazine. via Objects USA.

Original Grossman house floorplan, from Arts & Architecture magazine. via Objects USA flickr

Be sure to check out my post on Greta Grossman's furniture and lighting here.

Related Links:
Go to- Official property listing website.
Go to- Los Angeles Times 2009 article about the expansion
Go to- Los Angeles Times photo gallery and article about the renovated Grossman home.
Go to- Article in Frieze magazine about Greta Magnusson Grossman

Color photos via Linda May Properties and Darryl Wilson Design.

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