Posts Tagged ‘Richard Neutra’
953 Granvia Altamira
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
3 BR, 3 BA
Richard Neutra’s Dailey House in Palos Verdes Estates was originally built in 1961 and was carefully remodeled for over two years, completed in 2011. The project was overseen by renowned architect and Neutra collaborator John Blanton.
The 2,828 square foot residence features signature Neutra details, including clean lines, walls of glass, wood vaulted ceilings and double-sided fireplace.
Update: The votes are in! John Lautner’s Foster Carling house in the Hollywood Hills was crowned Best Home Of 2012. It received 19% of the votes (followed by The Skinner House, 920 N Foothill and the Hailey Residence all tied for second).
My vote was for The Skinner House, but the Foster Carling House was a close second. It’s a beautiful house and everyone seems to love all things Lautner. Thanks for voting and happy new year!
Check out all the top homes of 2012, after the break.
3319 Tareco Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
1 BR, 2 BA
The Hailey Residence, built by Richard Neutra in 1959 is a perfect example of the architect’s skill at creating comfortable, functional homes within a compact form.
Utilizing creative architectural solutions, Neutra opened the private and public spaces. Listed on record as a 2 bedroom and 2 bath, the home has a soft mobile wall that when open, allows for a generous den off the living-dining area.
Expansion is further enhanced with an oversize glass wall that opens to the outdoor deck with views to the Hills beyond Cahuenga Pass.
The 2nd Neutra Run/Walk for Health is this Sunday, October 7, 2012. The event starts at the Silver Lake Meadow across from the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House II. There will be an 8K and 4K individual run, children’s walk, family walk, 2K bike race, award ceremony, and a self-guided tour of the VDL Research House, wine reception and a wine reception.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.
2122-2126 North Gower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90068
3 Units – 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA, Studio
SOLD – $1,154,500
I am very excited to present my newest listing, a modernist triplex in the heart of Beachwood Canyon, with units by Richard Neutra and Paul Hoag. This is the first time this one of a kind property has been on the market.
In total there’s 2,207 square feet of interior space and three separate units: a 2-bedroom, 1-bath Spanish lower-level unit, which is currently rented out for $1,850; a 1-bedroom, 1-bath upper level unit, designed by Neutra, with a private terrace and additional studio space above the garage, which is currently rented for $1,450; and a freestanding Paul Hoag Studio with its own private yard and 2-car garage, which is vacant.
The Neutra unit is one of the architect’s first works in Los Angeles. He was hired in 1934 by the Rajagopal family, renowned educators and architectural socialites, to expand their existing two-bedroom, one-bath Spanish home to accommodate friends and family. Neutra built the upper unit, which showcases an early example of his distinct style. Later, Paul Hoag was commissioned to build an additional studio apartment on the property.
A look at the Paul Hoag studio:
This year marks Richard Neutra’s 120th birthday. Earth Day, April 22, will mark 42 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, just a week after Neutra’s death. To recognize this event, the Neutra Institute is sponsoring the Neutra 4k-8k run/walk for Health on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The event will be held at the Silver Lake Meadow, across from the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House II.
The morning’s activities will include a 4K individual run, children’s walk, family walk, 20K bike run, award ceremony and closing ceremony. Later in the day, there will be a self-guided tour of the VDL Research House, which is open to all. A wine reception, dinner and other evening events are reservation only and have limited space, so sign up early!
Your participation and/or purchase of any of the events of this day, aggregating $50 or more, will entitle you to a year’s membership in the Institute. All proceeds will go towards causes of preservation. For more information and to find out about volunteer opportunities, go to neutra.org.
1400 Via Montemar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
3 BR, 4 BA
The Beckstrand Home was built in 1940 by Richard Neutra. The 3 bedroom, 4 bath residence represents classic International Style with quintessential Neutra elements, including stunning glass and steel construction.
It sits at the end of a gated, private driveway on a prime promontory in Malaga Cove.
This historic property has been lovingly cared for by its long-time second owner and is in amazing condition.
2422 Silver Ridge Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039
4 BR, 2.5 BA
We first posted about R.M. Schindler’s James Eads How House in July 2009, when it had just come back on the market with a substantial price drop to $1.495 from its starting point of $4.995 in September of 2008. And now the architectural masterpiece is back on the market!
Built in 1925, the 2,426 square foot home has been fully restored and updated for modern living. There are stunning architectural details, including walls of glass, redwood, and concrete and original fireplaces. The home also includes many updates including an alarm system and central heat and air conditioning.
The residence is sited on a 14,461 square foot lot with a deck and a Richard Neutra designed garden.
The former home and studio of mid-century modern architect A. Quincy Jones, known as “the Barn” was originally designed as a photographer’s studio in 1950. Located at 10300 Santa Monica Blvd, the traditional wood building was remodeled by Jones in 1965 after his home burned down in a hillside fire. The 3,729 square foot space features 35-feet high ceilings with a sky-lit multipurpose atrium surrounded by numerous living and studio spaces.
In 2008, Elaine Kollins Sewell Jones, Hon. AIA/LA, the famed architect’s widow, put the residence on the market, where it sat until November 2009 when it sold for $2M to the Annenberg Foundation, ensuring the Barn’s preservation and restoration.
The barn’s renovation was spearheaded by AIA award-winning architect Frederick Fisher. In an interview with Dwell in July 2010, Fisher explained why it was important to rehabilitate the Barn, even though Jones did not build the original structure. “Quincy Jones was one of the premiere California modernists out of the Case Study era, part of the second generation after Schindler and Neutra,” Fisher says. “The Barn was remodeled by him and so it has a very distinctly A.Q. Jones feel to the interior. It was his place of residence, his workplace and a place where many of the activities revolved around his being dean of the School of Architecture at USC.
“When you’re in that building, you really feel you’re in the environment of two very sensitive, design-oriented people,” he continues. “Elaine Jones, his wife, worked with Herman Miller. She and Quincy were friends of Charles and Ray Eames. So it’s not only a design environment. When you’re in it, you’re very much immersed in the ’60s and ’70s design ethos and in a piece of cultural history as well.”
See more photos of the Barn, including photos from the original MLS listing, after the break.
1816 Silverwood Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90026
3 BR, 2 BA
Richard Neutra’s Koblick House was built in 1937 for art professor Harry Koblick. I saw the three-story duplex, located in the hills above Silver Lake, when it first came on the market last month. It came on with an accepted offer, but now it’s back on as an active listing. The 1,620 square foot architectural is in good condition–albeit close to original–and there are two vacant lots on either side.
The upper unit has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and currently rents for $1,890 a month. The lower unit has 1 bedroom and 1 bath and rents for $1,080 a month. Since the rents are a bit low, this property would be ideal for a collector looking to occupy the entire residence, rather than a buyer seeking an income property.
The duplex is sited on a 6,403 square foot lot. There are built-ins, hardwood floors and lots of light through large windows.