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Old Posted Dec 23, 2015, 8:45 PM
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This is the Polito House at 1650 Queens Road, as photographed by Julius Shulman in 1940 (the year it was built). It's "Job 0155: Polito House (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1940".

There are only two shots in this set, the second shows the exterior from the road at night.

Both from Getty Research Institute

Mr Shulman returned to the Polito House in 1977 to photograph the interior. This is "Job 5501: Polito House (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1977".

Both from Getty Research Institute

Here's the Polito House today.


The description below is from, as are the recent pictures.
The Polito House, Raphael Soriano Architect. Restored three level Bauhaus cube resting on street-to-street lot in lower Sunset Strip. Urbane kitchen, living and dining zones are surrounded by a continuous band of well proportioned horizontal steel casement windows and doors leading to the outside. Master suite and adjacent office or additional bedroom with select city views. 20' x 10' opaque glass wall washes light - threading the staircase through each volume. Master bathroom with steam shower. Swimmers pool, sunning platforms and bridge to terraced gardens lend to seamless entertaining. Dual HVAC systems, fireplace and electronic gated entry. A rare example of International, pre mid-century architecture in Los Angeles.
I think that these first two images show the same areas as the 1977 shots above.

It looks like a pool has been added since the house was built.

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