Neutra watch: midcentury fans can choose from a trio of Richard Neutra-designed midcentury properties for sale or rent this month in Los Angeles. These include a time-capsule modernist home that’s never been on the market before and a cubic home that’s stacked onto a hillside plot.
Millard Kaufman House , Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles
4 bedrooms; $3.379m via Jeff Yarbrough, Keller Williams Beverly Hills
Named after its owner, Mr Magoo co-creator and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Millard Kaufman, this 1949 home bears the hand of three major Modernist architects: Richard Neutra, Alexander Ban and Josef Van der Kar. The post-and-beam dwelling has just emerged fresh from a refurb and details include redwood build-ins and a huge brick fireplace that taking pride of place in the living room. Beyond the glass walls are grounds designed by landscape architect Garrett Eckbo.
The Bonnet House, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles
2 bedrooms; let at $8,000 per month via Ilana Gafni of Crosby Doe
Designed as a series of staggered cubes, this hillside home was built in 1941 and is about to be landmarked. It’s now offered for rent and comes furnished with its owners’ vintage midcentury collection which includes pieces by Jean Royere, Gerald Thurston and Gio Ponti. Original details can be found throughout, including a Neutra-designed bathroom, and the house retains its 1940s flowing floorplan.
3 bedrooms; $3m via Christina Hildebrand of Crosby Doe
The Sale Residence is among Neutra’s lesser-known projects and was built in 1960 for Elsa and Robert Sale. It sits on North Tigertail Road in Brentwood and is on the market for the first time ever. Signature Neutra features include floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls, wood panelling and bespoke cabinetry. Elsa Sale was a Dutch-born artist and she created a number of original mosaics and artworks inside the home, which have been preserved. Per the listing, it will need a little bit of a polish here and there, but the Sale House is in time-capsule condition.