Sweet Dreams in An­nie Len­nox’s New Pad

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Four-time Grammy-win­ning Scot­tish singer-song­writer An­nie Len­nox, also a 2004 Golden Globe and Os­car win­ner in the orig­i­nal song cat­e­gory, has put down ar­chi­tec­turally sig­nif­i­cant real es­tate roots in Los An­ge­les with the not quite $4.4 mil­lion pur­chase of a scrupu­lously re­stored and smartly ex­panded 1960s high-mod­ernist pav­il­ion de­signed by em­i­nent mid- cen­tury ar­chi­tects Con­rad Buff and Don­ald Hens­man. The prop­erty is se­creted up a long, gated drive­way shared with a cou­ple of other homes and pho­to­geni­cally nes­tled on a high, flat bluff in a rugged canyon set­ting sur­rounded by sim­ply planted gar­dens and man­i­cured lawns on more than three- quar­ters of an acre near the top of Ni­chols Canyon. The res­i­dence com­prises a mod­est 2,700 square feet of rig­or­ously tai­lored and aus­tere yet com­fort­able clean-lined liv­ing space with three bed­rooms and 3.5 bath­rooms.

Pale, al­most white, hard­wood floors and ex­posed post-and-beam struc­tural el­e­ments on the ceil­ing pro­vide ex­pan­sive hor­i­zon­tal planes held in place by vast ex­panses of floor-to- ceil­ing win­dows that vis­ually con­fuse any easy dis­tinc­tion be­tween in­door and out­door liv­ing spa­ces. A white brick fire­place grounds the airy, un­clut­tered liv­ing room that spills out to a deep deck dar­ingly can­tilevered over the canyon with post­card-ready, cross- canyon sun­set views. In the sleekly min­i­mal­is­tic kitchen and din­ing area, a mas­sive bank of tele­scopic floorto- ceil­ing win­dows van­ishes into the walls.

A main-floor guest bed­room with built-in desk opens to a slim deck that sur­rounds a pic­turesquely po­si­tioned plun­ge­sized in­fin­ity- edge swim­ming pool; the mas­ter suite con­nects through a solid wall of win­dows to a se­cluded pa­tio that steps up to a grassy yard and en­ter­tain­ment ter- race. Se­questered on the lower floor, a third and no­tably am­ple en suite bed­room with pri­vate deck is joined by a pow­der room and dis­crete sauna with ex­te­rior en­try.

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