Spotlight On: Homes Designed by Richard Neutra

There are few architectural styles that are as hotly debated as mid-century modern designs. Whether you enjoy the clean lines and natural elements, or think the style looks like your grandma’s house – and not in a good way – it’s hard to argue the effect the architecture has had on modern-day homes. And for that, we have Richard Neutra to thank. The architect is considered one of the most important modernists of the 20th Century, and is known for simple geometric designs that “place man in relationship with nature; that’s where he developed and where he feels most at home,” as Neutra described.

The architect’s work has been in the spotlight lately, from the Getty Museum’s “Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future” exhibit, to indie film The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat, to Coast Modern, a new documentary that examines modernist architecture. But going to a museum or theater isn’t the only way to get an up-close look at his work; fans with the funds can purchase three homes currently on the market designed by the great architect.

In fact there have been a lot of homes designed by Neutra that have hit the market in the past few years. Read on for more information, and check out the “Richard Neutra” Redfin Collection for more photos of homes designed or inspired by the architect.

414 Avondale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049414 Avondale Ave Richard Neutra
List Price: $6,995,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4.5
Listed by: Dana Cataldi, Partners Trust Brentwood

Richard Neutra designed this home in 1942 for NBC radio producer John Nesbitt. It has since been restored and renovated by acclaimed designer Barbara Barry and architect David Serrurier. The listing information says it was “designed with total integrity, channeling Neutra’s sensibilities of understatement and humble materials.” Nesbitt was clearly a fan of the style; prior to this home, he owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, which has a similar mid-century modern design.

301 Hughes Rd, Gulph Mills, PA 19406301 Hughes Rd Richard Neutra
List Price: $995,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3
Listed by: Susan Ravenscroft, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty-New Hope

Known as the “Coveny House,” this Pennsylvania home was designed by Neutra in the early 1960s. The Coveny family lived in the home for more than 50 years, and took great care to preserve the architect’s original design. It is one of only a handful of Neutra homes in the East; most of his homes are located in Southern California. Listing details claim it was once featured on the cover of TIME Magazine!

3701 Oakfield Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 914233701 Oakfield Dr Richard Neutra
List Price: $699,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Listed by: Sally Forster Jones, Coldwell Banker-BH South

If you’re interested in purchasing this home, you better move quickly, as a sale is currently pending. According to Triangle Modernist Houses, this home is part of 12 Stone-Fisher Speculative Houses for which Neutra designed the unique platform concept. However, Neutra had disagreements with the developers and withdrew from the project. Thanks to Neutra’s design, this home is perched on stilts above Beverly Glen Boulevard, providing an amazing view of the canyon below. His influence beyond that is unknown. UPDATE 5/31/13: This home is now sold!

There have been many more homes designed by Neutra that have hit the market in the past few years. Scroll through the slideshow below for more:

15000 Mulholland Dr Los Angeles

Richard Neutra 1959 Singleton House

For more information, visit: 15000 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90077

7820 Mulholland Dr Los Angeles

Richard Neutra 1959 Linn House

For more information, visit: 7820 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046

17728 Ridgeway Rd, Granada Hills

Richard Neutra 1952 Logar House

For more information, visit: 17728 Ridgeway Rd, Granada Hills, CA

9439 Sunset Blvd Beverly Hills

Richard Neutra 1955 Kronish House

For more information, visit: 9439 Sunset, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5561 E La Pasada Long Beach

Richard Neutra 1953 Hafley Residence

For more information, visit: 5561 East La Pasada St, Long Beach, CA 90815

3319 Tareco Dr Los Angeles

Richard Neutra 1959 Hailey Residence

For more information, visit: 3319 Tareco Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

953 Granvia Altamira Palos Verdes Estates

Richard Neutra 1961 Dailey House

766 Paseo Miramar Pacific Palisades

Richard Neutra 1956 Troxell House

2126 Gower St Los Angeles

Richard Neutra/Paul Hoag 1934 Rajagopal Residence

For more information, visit: 2126 North Gower St

3847 Oakfield Dr Sherman Oaks

Stilt design by Richard Neutra

For more information, visit: 3847 Oakfield Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

1816 Silverwood Ter Los Angeles

Richard Neutra 1937 Koblick House

For more information, visit: 1816 Silverwood Ter, Los Angeles, CA 90026

3737 Oakfield Dr Sherman Oaks

Stilt design by Richard Neutra

For more information, visit: 3737 Oakfield Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

3858 Roble Vista Dr Los Angeles

Richard Neutra design; renovations by Dion Neutra

For more information, visit: 3858 Roble Vista Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

302 Mesa Rd Santa Monica

Richard Neutra 1938 Leon Barsha Residence

For more information, visit: 302 Mesa Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

126 Mabery Rd Santa Monica

Richard Neutra 1934 Sten-Frenke Residence

For more information, click here: 126 Mabery Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

3701 Oakfield Dr Richard Neutra

Stilts designed by Richard Neutra

For more information, visit: 3701 Oakfield Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

301 Hughes Rd Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra 1963 Coveney House

For more information, visit: 301 Hughes Rd, Gulph Mills, PA 19406

Richard Neutra 1959 Singleton HouseRichard Neutra 1959 Linn HouseRichard Neutra 1952 Logar HouseRichard Neutra 1955 Kronish HouseRichard Neutra 1953 Hafley ResidenceRichard Neutra 1959 Hailey ResidenceRichard Neutra 1961 Dailey HouseRichard Neutra 1956 Troxell HouseRichard Neutra/Paul Hoag 1934 Rajagopal ResidenceStilt design by Richard NeutraRichard Neutra 1937 Koblick HouseStilt design by Richard NeutraRichard Neutra design; renovations by Dion NeutraRichard Neutra 1938 Leon Barsha ResidenceRichard Neutra 1934 Sten-Frenke ResidenceStilts designed by Richard NeutraRichard Neutra 1963 Coveney House

Discussion

  • http://savehouses.org/ Gerald Harris

    Some of the most beautiful pieces of real estate occupy the Los Angeles California area. Great Article, I am also familiar with the Sherman Oaks area which is known for it’s high end homes.