On a large flat lot studded with mature live oaks in the prestigious Royal Woods neighborhood of Sherman Oaks, polymath Harry Drell has created this exceptional mid-century modern home – now on the market for the first time in more than 50 years. As an aerospace engineer at Lockheed this designer won awards for top-secret aircraft; at home, the Renaissance Man inspired his family as a fine artist, photographer, furniture maker and musician. Here we delight as Drell turns his attention to designing and building one of his first custom homes, preserved in time as a testament to this man’s many talents. A forward-looking open plan connects living, dining and kitchen, while sliding room dividers and pocket doors allow for flexibility. Tall ceilings and walls of glass look out to the expansive yard and swimming pool beyond. All original finishes remain intact: stainless steel countertops, decorative tile, custom built-ins and period light fixtures – even the original mod paint scheme and ornamental motifs. A rare opportunity to build upon an inspirational legacy – it’s not rocket science! 5 BR, 3 BA, 2,524 SF.