Ventura Blvd: Mid-Century Redux
Migrating from the Westside, a family embraces the pleasures of Valley living in a striking mid-century modern.
ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON VENTURA BLVD IN MAY 2018.
Most people who move from the Westside over the hill spend months scoping out prospective homes. But not Barbara and Craig Segor.
The couple, who are partners in an aviation consulting firm, had barely discussed house hunting in the Valley when they spotted an online listing for a newly renovated, five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath, mid-century modern in Encino.
“I wanted to keep the natural beauty but add what was needed to make it work for a family today,” says developer Vinny Nazerian of The Nazerian Group, who bought the property in 2017 and spent eight months meticulously overseeing every detail of the remodel.
The home was originally built by architect Cliff Burlew in 1960, for a local pediatrician and his family—the property’s only previous owners.
The most important aspects of the renovation were the addition of two bathrooms and opening up the kitchen. The first was accomplished by adding about 500 feet to the front of the home. According to Vinny, redoing the kitchen was more challenging, thanks to new building codes and the larger size of modern appliances.