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Beautiful views inside and Outside

One of the house’s standout attributes are black walnut flooring, built-in seats and shelving, a stainless and brick fireplace, a”subtle” cherry roof, along with an elevated patio offering views on Catalina. Updates consist of copper plumbing and central HVAC.

Completed in 1955, the house was built for Howard Bodger, a WWII vet who came back from the war to work for the family business, Bodger Seed Company, which was at once the biggest distributor of seed at the U.S.
The 2,741-square-foot property consists of 2 pavilions connected by a glass breezeway that’s also the purpose of entrance. One wing retains the home’s four bedrooms–like two master suites–plus a laundry area, while another contains the living room, kitchen, and dining area. There is also a finished basement with its own private patio and entrance.

Among Ladd’s oldest solo commissions was that this totally modern residence in the hills of Whittier.

Located at 13980 Midvale Drive on a secluded .73-acre lot, the land is listed with Nate Cole of Coldwell Banker having an asking price of $1.598 million. Open house is scheduled for 11 a.m. to two p.m. Thursday.


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The odd breezeway entry.

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Strong black walnut floors laid on a diagonal are found throughout the home.

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The open-plan kitchen and dining area features original built-ins and a sculptural steel-and-brick fireplace.

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One wing of the Home is dedicated to the bedrooms; the other to the public spaces.
A view of the master bath.