We're Nuts for Neutra! 6 of His Magnificent Modern Homes Are for Sale
In design circles, Richard Neutra is a big deal. The Vienna-born architect studied under Frank Lloyd Wright, and Wright's influence shows in Neutra's modernist residence projects, sprinkled across the country.
Built mostly around the middle of the past century, Neutra homes tend to be on the smaller side (when compared with today’s homes) but play off of the outdoors and capitalize on an open layout.
After one of his glass-walled homes landed on the market in Philly, we decided to survey the landscape of Neutra homes for sale across the country. From the East Coast to the Los Angeles area, here are six properties sure to delight fans of design.
Neutra necessities: Built in 1960, this five-bedroom house takes its interior inspiration from the surrounding 2-acre lot, which has been mostly landscaped and is thick with trees. Fresh off a restoration, the home features a signature Neutra glass wall as well as woodwork by George Nakashima. A buyer can entertain in style with a flagstone patio, in-ground pool, and courtyard. For artists and writers, there's a 900-square-foot studio to work on creative endeavors.
Price: $8 million
Neutra necessities: Nearly four times the asking price of other Neutra homes on the market, the Shaarman House offers amazing views from its hillside perch in Hollywood Hills West. A one-bedroom guesthouse is a stylish place to stay for overnight visitors, and the home’s stacked-stone fireplace creates a striking statement. Built in 1951, the home features walls of glass, custom built-ins, and hidden shades that marry convenience with contemporary design.
Price: $1.25 million
Neutra necessities: Flush with artful landscaping, the three-bedroom Ninneman Residence is currently owned by a former colleague of Neutra. Built in 1959, the home boasts built-ins for all your books and an outdoor pool in which to unwind. The smartly designed galley-style kitchen features ample storage, and all of the rooms look out onto the yard. Sliding walls provide easy access to the outdoors.
Price: $2.9 million
Neutra necessities: This six-bedroom home known as the Pitcairn House clocks in at 6,000 square feet—on the larger side for a Neutra home. Plus, it's had only one owner since it was built in 1964. Windows conjoined at perpendicular angles, a professional-grade recording studio, renovated kitchen, attached apartment, cantilevered staircase, and indoor pool are among the many perks of this classic home.
Neutra necessities: This home is tucked into the hills of suburban Los Angeles. Built in 1966, it's seemingly suspended from the hillside and offers floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the view. Artfully landscaped side yards and a terrace add to the outdoor living opportunities. Bonus: The price was recently reduced by $100,000.
Neutra necessities: The J.M. Roberts Residence was built in 1955, but it's fresh off a two-year restoration. Renovations included the Texas shell stone facade at the entrance, terrazzo flooring, built-ins, and spider-leg detailing. Views of the San Gabriel Mountains—thanks to Neutra’s trademark glass walls—and the mature trees surrounding the property’s 3.5 acres make this place feel like a private nature preserve.