A home owned by the family of the late Albert Heschong, the Emmy-winning production designer for television, film and theater who headed the art department at CBS for more than two decades, is for sale in Encino at $1.15 million.
Heschong designed and fabricated the custom woodwork in the interiors including coffered ceilings, moldings and built-in cabinets and bookcases.
On the market for the first time in 40 years, the gated ranch house was designed for Hollywood-style entertaining. Its oversized public rooms have easy access to patios and a courtyard shaded by a mature oak tree. There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 2,989 square feet of living space plus an artist's studio/workshop with a skylight.
Heschong, who died in 2001 at age 82, served as art director for "The Wild Wild West" (1965-67), " Hawaii Five-O" (1968-69) and "Gunsmoke" (1961-73), among other shows.
He won an Emmy as art director for "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (1956), a "Playhouse 90" drama starring Jack Palance.
Michelle Tepper of Ewing & Associates, Sotheby's, Sherman Oaks, has the listing.
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