The current owners, who have had the house since 2000, used the original blueprints and construction drawings to dial back some of the changes since it was built in 1962. That includes returning the property’s over-garage deck to Neutra’s exact original plans – planter models and all – and removing some Usonian elements that had crept in over time.
Other details, such as the home’s small galley kitchen, have been expanded and modernised, with the addition of a custom Balthup island and cabinetry.
Wraparound ribbon windows bring the light into its open plan living space, replete with Neutra’s original built-ins, and offer views over the outdoor pool.
The four-bedroom Los Angeles property is listed for $3.3m with Sotheby’s International Realty. It occupies a leafy, tree-filled (though compact) 0.4-acre site in the suburb and is surrounded by pine, orange and lemon trees.
Take an armchair tour of the breezy California modernist home in the gallery above.