Richard Neutra’s House in Tarzana, CA (Listed for $5.5 Million)

This is a view of the back of the house showcasing the glass and beam structure of the house exteriors adorned with water features and colorful shrubbery. Image courtesy of

Richard Neutra is a world-famous American mid-century architect who was taught by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright. The last house that he designed is now on the market priced at $5.5 million.

The house is built on 2.88 acres of land with 360-degree views afforded by the floor-to-ceiling glass walls. It is measured at 5,500 square feet with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and an open-plan layout. The house also boasts of post-and-beam construction as well as the use of water in both the pool and spa and an exterior water feature that flows through the house.

The last house designed by famed mid-century architect and artist Richard Neutra is listed by Aaron Kirkman of Compass Real Estate.

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Richard Neutra wasn’t just one of the most well-known, mid-century American architects, he was also a good artist and painted in a style likened to Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. He was first a landscape architect and studied under Frank Lloyd Wright for a short time before moving to Southern California to begin his own design career.

The climate was perfect for adapting the mid-century style of the northeastern U.S. to the more outdoor cooperative Los Angeles. Neutra’s philosophy was that a home and landscape should not be just a whimsical work of art and design, but also fit the client’s lifestyle and ensure maximum comfort. To fulfill his clients needs, Neutra would give them an extensive questionnaire to make sure he got it right when putting together his design.

Prior to his death in 1970, he had designed this sweeping contemporary home with his son Dion. After Richard died, Dion continued the job with the owners who had commissioned the plans. Built on a ridge in Tarzana, California on 2.88 acres with 360-degree views, the house measures 5,500 square feet and has four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

An outstanding feature is the use of water in both the pool and spa and an exterior water feature that flows through the house. With post-and-beam construction, the home has floor-to-ceiling glass walls to capture the views and an open-plan layout. Priced at $5.5 million.


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