You Don’t Know Famed Female Mid-Century Architect Edla Muir?!

by Sasha CarterJune 6, 2017

Mid-Century Home Designed by Architect Edla Muir Is For Sale

While many of the most acclaimed mid-century American architects were men, there’s a female architect who out-shined her male competitors. Edla Muir, a famed female mid-century architect known for building celebrity homes, reinvented the standards for what intelligent and beautifully designed residences should be.

Famous faces in Hollywood, including Shirley Temple, Robert Taylor, and Barbara Stanwyck, rushed to find homes designed by legendary Edla Muir, and now you too can own one of Muir’s striking residences. Read on to learn more about Muir’s stunning mid-century Oceanside estate.

A Pioneer in the Industry, Edla Muir Is an Architect to Remember

Edla Muir was quite unlike other architects of her time. For starters, she was among the first American female architects. In what continues to be a male dominated-industry, Edla Muir did not shy away from pursuing her architectural career. In fact, Muir’s foray into the architectural world started when she was only thirteen.

As a teenager, Muir was hired by Los Angeles home architect John Byers. During her tenure with Byers’ firm, Muir honed her “ability to appeal to a client’s desire for a residence with traditional components while using modern elements that provided convenience and a sense of modernity.”

Visit Edla Muir’s Mid-Century Oceanside Estate

While Edla Muir passed away in 1971, her legacy of smart, stunning design lives on through her homes, and her residence at 1812 Bailey Drive is no exception. Located atop a private, 2.31 acre estate in San Diego county’s Fire Mountain neighborhood, this private residence offers 270 degree views of the ocean, city lights, and California sunsets.

As you drive through Oceanside towards this secluded home, wind along through the gated driveway that passes a private guest house, a luxe infinity edge pool, a separate spa, and ample parking for a caravan of guests. Before you step inside this beautiful mid-century home, admire the thoughtful sylvan landscaping that ensconces this designer estate.

Step Inside Muir’s Mid-Century Home

In this 3-bedroom 3-bath home, you’ll find all the essentials tenets of mid century design. Exposed beams that run across the ceiling provide clean, simple lines; natural materials including wood create an smooth, organic feel throughout the home. In each bedroom, floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to stream into the home, creating an airy, minimal feel that reflects mid-century modern aesthetics.

Additional mid-century modern features throughout the home include a unique rounded fireplace, organic light fixtures, a unique L-shaped layout, handsome built-ins, and wood paneling.

Occupy This Stunning Mid-Century Home Today

Whether you’re eager to acquire a piece of celebrity real estate, or you simply have a strong affinity for mid-century design, this Oceanside home is undeniably alluring. With a $3.5 million price tag, be prepared to shell out a large sum, but know that your investment in an Edla Muir property is well worth the price.

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About The Author
Sasha Carter
Sasha is a writer and interior designer who lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids. She developed an interest in high profile homes through her work writing feature stories on them in a local magazine. She knows who is selling and who is buying, and is our go-to gal for any celebrity-owned or million-dollar real estate listings.