By Kathryn M.

Designed by acclaimed architect Doug Rucker, the post-and-beam dwelling was the pilot house for the Roy Rogers Estates enclave in Los Angeles.

Nestled on a sweeping corner lot in Los Angeles’s Chatsworth suburb, this one-level home dates back to 1964 and presents an abundance of original charm to show for it. Acclaimed midcentury architect Doug Rucker was commissioned to design the pilot residence for the Roy Rogers Estate neighborhood—a project he had to compete against renowned modernist architect A. Quincy Jones for.”

At the time, Jones was one of the chief architects for the Eichler-built development in nearby Granada Hills,” explains colisting agent Margot Tempereau. “But unlike the Eichler homes, Rucker’s pilot house for the Roy Rogers Estates was the only one built—so, in that sense, it holds a unique place in the [San Fernando] Valley’s modern architectural history.”

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