3812 Euclid Ave.

2017 Most Beautiful Homes

Highland Park | Built in 1971 | 6,965 square feet | 3 bedrooms, 4.1 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces

Why we love it: The monochromatic pots. The perfectly placed palm tree. The midcentury trellises. It feels like an old Hollywood producer’s lair. (Actually, it was Dick Cheney’s home for a while.) We aren’t the only ones who stop in our tracks every time we pass this house—the current homeowner walked by the Harwood K. Smith–designed home for years while she raised her family on a much bigger lot down the street. If it ever went on the market, she knew she had to have it. So, almost 20 years ago, she bought it as her empty-nester’s abode. “It intrigued me because it was different. I’d always thought it was really unusual and very attractive, so it appealed to me visually,” she says. She kept the original facade but added her own designs such as the pair of statues in the front, which truly makes this home a star. 

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