A Mid-Century Modern classic designed by renowned architect Richard Neutra has hit the market in Los Angeles for nearly $8 million.
According to the listing with Compass’s Carl Gambino, the boxcar-style, one-story home features walls of glass that frame canyon views from the Hollywood Hills.
“This showpiece property is a part of California’s rich architectural heritage, with rooms forming a modular mid-century layout famously recognized in the Neutra Collection,” the listing said.
According to the Los Angeles Conservancy, Neutra “helped define modernism in Southern California and around the world”. He worked in this field from the 1920s until his retirement in 1968. He died two years later.
Completed in 1958, the home, which was brought to market on Tuesday, was designed for dancer and choreographer Eugene Loring, best known for creating the dance scene in “Billy the Kid” (1938).
In the main home, the open living area is centered by a fireplace and has sliding doors that lead to the patio and pool area, the listing states.
A glass-enclosed primary bedroom suite was added by Los Angeles-based design team Escher GuneWardena.
Pool and patio.
It is, according to their website, “the location that Neutra proposed for a future bedroom in the original home’s archival plans.” “The intention was to design an addition that would respect the existing house, yet still have an architectural identity of its own.”
The property’s guest house also had a guest designer, Steven Ehrlich, a Culver City, California-based architect who was also behind the UC Irvine Contemporary Art Center. He built a two-story studio in 1981 with stained glass windows and additional clerestory windows that make for light-filled interiors. There’s also a porch, a kitchenette, and sleeping loft, the listing photos show.
According to records from PropertyShark, Cassandra Gray, founder and artistic director of cosmetic and skin care company Violet Gray, bought the home in March 2018 for $5.63 million. Ms Grey’s representatives did not immediately return a request for comment.
Mr Gambino was not immediately available for comment.
Several Neutra-designed homes have entered the market in recent months, including a futuristic seven-sided glass house in Los Angeles’s Tujunga neighborhood owned by Flea, the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
One of the architect’s most notable residences, the Lowell Health House, sold in September for $8.75 million to prominent gallerists Evan and Manuela Wirth, who planned to restore it as a single-family home.