REAL ESTATE

Actor Corbin Bernsen Selling Fab Mid-Century Home in Sherman Oaks

  • Corbin Bernsen

    Corbin Bernsen  (2011 Rob Kim)

  • A neutral bath.

    A neutral bath.

  • Space for outdoor entertainment.

    Space for outdoor entertainment.

Don't be "Psych"-ed out: At $1.55 million, actor Corbin Bernsen's Mid-Century Modern home in Sherman Oaks, CA, offers a big bang for the humble (for California, at least) price tag.

"It's evident of what buyers want right now," says listing agent Max Nelson of The Agency Real Estate. "A warm but sophisticated design, a great view, and decent square footage. If I had 10 of these listings, I'd have 10 escrows today."

Bernsen's no stranger to modest roles with great panache: He spent eight years as divorce lawyer Arnie Becker on "L.A. Law" and played disciplined detective Henry Spencer on "Psych" for another eight seasons.

Built in 1949, the three-bedroom hillside home stacks a modern neutral vibe onto Mid-Century Modern bones. White-washed planks and a drop-beam ceiling add dimension and interest to the open-concept living space, separating the family room from the kitchen and dining areas.

That open space is "the heart of the home," says Nelson. "It's the center of life at this property, and people can imagine themselves having breakfast at the kitchen counter or entertaining in the living room. It's a really powerful moment."

With a half-acre of outdoor space, there's enough room for a half-dozen powerful moments -- just pull up a chair on the back patio and enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the San Fernando Valley below.