The Mar Vista Residence is a recreation of a house in real life. Designed by Gregory Ain, in collaboration with Joseph Johnson and Alfred Day. The Mar Vista Tract development was planned in 1947 for a hundred houses on a 60-acre site. The average size of the houses was 1,060 square feet, exclusive of the double garage. The sales price of the homes was about $12,000, considerably higher than the contractor-inspired houses around nearby Venice Blvd. that were then selling for about $5,000. The main selling points were the convertible features, the ultra-modern design, and colors.