There's a lot of dreck to sort through when it comes to shopping houses from the 1970s. But when it's good, it's really, really good.
This home on Westlake Drive is an exercise in peaceful restraint, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms in its modest (1,928) square footage. With its spare design, white oak floors, and window and skylight placement, though, it seems like the wooded lot around it is part of the home.
Another advantage of older homes, usually, is that they have mature trees, something this house takes full advantage of, bringing that oh-so-rare combination of voluminous light without the ridiculous heat. Vaulted ceilings (also with windows) contribute to the airy, treehouse feeling.
• 2608 Westlake Drive [Redfin]