Hidden Gem in the Fullerton Hills

This is one of those homes you’ll think about on your deathbed. It’s that awesome. It’s not a huge house, but with all that glass is certainly feels big. And the lot is quite spacious. If you’ve been looking at cookie-cutter houses made of ticky-tacky on postage-stamp lots, this is the antidote to what ails you. 

Most of the time, we talk about about mid-century modern homes being amazing on the inside but having plain facades. Not this house — it looks like it could be a futuristic moon colony placed here on Earth. You might even say it looks like it could be some sort of exotic planet AirBnB the Jetsons would rent. And there’s a reason why, it was designed by one of the most prolific Googie architecture firms in Los Angeles: Armet and Davis. The iconic Norm’s restaurant on La Cienega? Armet and Davis. Pann’s off of La Tijera? Armet and Davis. Hope International University right here in Fullerton: Armet and Davis. What makes these designs amazing is their almost fantastical, space-age whimsy. The angled support columns of the carport are a big middle finger to traditional structural design. This home looks and feels other worldly.

But (and you know we like to be balanced) it’s not living up to its potential. The next owner of this home needs to be a careful steward of its design excellence, but must also concede that homes are for living and not just looking at. We think a sensitive refresh and optimization would snap this magazine-cover home into focus. And we’d love to tell you exactly what we’d do and how we’d do it. 

We’d love to give you our take on a sensitive updating of this amazing property. Contact us for a private showing. 

1950 Skyline Drive, Fullerton, CA 92831 (MLS # PW17186360)

(all data current as of 8/18/2018)
Price $828,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 baths
Home size 1,677 sq ft
Lot Size 15,245 sqft
Days on Market 41
Status Sold
Ridiculously cool mid-century modern home designed by renowned Armet & Davis architecture firm who did the Norm's restaurants, Bob Big Boys and many more influential Googie designs in Los Angelos. Located in the heart of Raymond Hills. Super original with many of the mid-century signatures such as walls of glass, rock roof, laminate counters and traditional colors Recently painted inside and outside and upgraded with central air and heat. House has 3 bedrooms with potential to make a fourth bedroom and also plenty of room to add on to make a larger master bedroom and bath if desired. Lovely private corner lot on prestigious Skyline Drive in Fullerton

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/21/2017 Tract Other (OTHR)
Year Built 1955 Community 83 - Fullerton
Garage Spaces n/a County Orange
Total Parking n/a


School District Fullerton Joint Union High
Elementary School Raymond
Jr. High School Ladera Vista
High School Fullerton

Additional Details

Lot 0.3500 acre(s) Area 83 - Fullerton
HOA Dues 0 Parking Spaces: 11.00
Pool Description None Stories 1
Subdivision Other (OTHR) Utilities Sewer Connected
View Description None Water Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances 6 Burner Stove, Dishwasher, Electric Stove, Garbage Disposal
Basement Foundation: Slab
Construction Wood Siding
Exterior Rain Gutters
Fireplace Yes
Garage Driveway, Driveway - Concrete, Garage, RV Potential, S
Heat Central Furnace
Interior Beamed Ceilings, Open Floor Plan, Track Lighting
Lot Description 0-1 Unit/Acre, Front Yard, Landscaped, Lawn, Lot 10000-19999 Sqft, Rocks, Rolling Slope, Sprinklers In Rear
Style Modern


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Listing provided by : Jacqueline Orzechowski, T.N.G. Real Estate Consultants

(view all details for MLS #PW17186360)

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