The renowned Austrian-American architect Richard Neutra was a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright and one of the leading names in mid-century building design. His final masterpiece property is now selling at an asking price of $5.5 million in Tarzana, CA.
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The property sits on 2.88 acres of land and boasts impressive panoramic views thanks to its floor-to-ceiling glass windows around the perimeter, affording the inside of the property superb natural light. It covers an area of 5,500 square feet and has a spacious open floor plan and post-and-beam construction. The property has four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Water is a central theme to the home, with a calming flowing feature snaking through the inside of the property. Its generously-sized outdoor swimming pool and spa are also attractive features to prospective buyers.
Richard Neutra started his career as a landscape architect. Still, his time studying under the iconic designer Frank Lloyd Wright led to him forging a successful architectural design career of his own when he settled in California. He was also a talented painter, and his contemporaries favorably compared his work to that of his fellow countryman Gustav Klimt.
The Californian climate was a major influence on Neutra’s design philosophy, allowing him to combine mid-century design trends while taking advantage of the temperate conditions in Los Angeles. Neutra firmly believed that a successful home design should be practical and comfortable for each client’s unique lifestyle and not simply a work of art. To achieve this aim, he had his clients complete a detailed questionnaire to gain a thorough understanding of their requirements.
From here, he was able to design the property of their dreams each and every time. Neutra has left behind many satisfied customers.
Neutra’s careful attention to practicality is plain to see throughout the property. The kitchen layout is not just beautifully finished; it is also superbly ergonomic and user-friendly, making this home a modern utopia. A convenient kitchen island acts as a central feature, surrounded by plenty of open floor space to allow free movement and create an ideal space for socializing.
The living spaces flow seamlessly together, with each area designed to make the most of the natural light and floor-to-ceiling views.
This house was Neutra’s last commission before his death in 1970. He collaborated with his son Dion to design this modern home, situated beautifully on a Tarzana ridge. Neutra died during the build, and his son completed the work he and his father started with the commissioning owners.
Dion continues his father’s legacy as an architect and works with people who own properties designed by his father to modernize them without compromising the original design. He also campaigns to preserve properties of significant historical and architectural importance, keeping his father’s legacy alive.
Aaron Kirkman of Compass Real Estate is selling this unique property.