The Wolff House, a striking residence designed by modernist architect John Lautner, has come up for sale above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills West for $6.5 million.

Built in 1961 for a concert pianist, the stone, glass and copper showplace sits on a nearly vertical slope and has views extending across Los Angeles. A dramatic living room, bordered on two sides by 16-foot-high walls of glass, anchors the top floor. Next to the fireplace, a glass wall and thick stone blocks create an interior chamber for a mature eucalyptus tree.

The 1,664-square-foot house has a lone bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms. An adjoining guesthouse was built in the 1970s and expands the footprint by three rooms, two bathrooms and about 1,170 square feet.

Built in 1961, the striking residence was designed by modernist architect John Lautner. (Darwin Nercesian/TNS)
Built in 1961, the striking residence was designed by modernist architect John Lautner. (Darwin Nercesian/TNS)

Outside, the roughly quarter-acre property has a balcony that overlooks decking and a cantilevered swimming pool. A carport sits off the front.

In an interview in the 1980s, Lautner stated that he drew from the works of his mentor, Frank Lloyd Wright, when designing the home at his client’s request. In 2006, it was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.