10265 Cheviot Drive

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Ray Bradbury's home, from 1937 until his death in 2012.

10265 Cheviot Drive was the former home of celebrated science fiction author Ray Bradbury, from 1937 until his death in 2012.[1][2] His home was in the Cheviot Hills neighborhood. It was a split level design, of 2,456 square feet. It sold on June 24, 2014, for $1,765,000, to Thom Mayne and his wife. Mayne shocked fans of Bradbury by demolishing the home on January 9, 2015.[3][4]

Most of Bradbury's work was written at 10265 Cheviot Drive.[2]

An interview with Thom Mayne, the owner of the property would later try to explain that, while he too had enjoyed Bradbury's work he wasn't aware of any interest in preserving the home.[5]


  1. "10265 Cheviot Drive" (in English). Redfin Real Estate. Archived from the original on 2014-09-30. https://web.archive.org/web/20140930225102/https://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angeles/10265-Cheviot-Dr-90064/home/6795777. Retrieved 2015-01. 
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  3. Alex Shephard (2015-01-15). "Ray Bradbury’s home in Los Angeles is being demolished". Melville House Books. Archived from the original on 2015-01-20. https://web.archive.org/web/20150120005804/http://www.mhpbooks.com/thom-mayne-bought-ray-bradburys-house-for-1-8-million-and-then-tore-it-down/. Retrieved 2015-02-08. "While these flourishes, along with the house’s historical significance, would understandably speak to many buyers, that was sadly not the case for award-winning architect Thom Mayne—the architect who designed the New Academic Building at Cooper Union, San Francisco’s Federal Building, and the Morse Courthouse in Eugene, Oregon—who purchased the house. It’s unclear why the “starchitect” decided to demolish the home or what he has planned for the property." 
  4. . National Public Radio. Archived from the original on 2014-06-11. https://web.archive.org/web/20140611071422/http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/21/314462621/book-news-ray-bradbury-s-house-is-up-for-sale. Retrieved 2015-02-08. 
  5. Alex Shephard (2015-01-16). "Why was Ray Bradbury’s home demolished? An interview with architect Thom Mayne". Melville House Books. http://www.mhpbooks.com/why-was-ray-bradburys-home-demolished-an-interview-with-architect-thom-mayne/. Retrieved 2015-01-02. "I’m convinced that Mayne hasn’t done anything wrong here—he bought a house legally and discussed its distinguished previous owner with a foundation devoted to his work; Bradbury’s family, by all accounts, had no interest in the home or in discussing its future." 

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