One of the platform houses of the famous architect Richard Neutra in Los Angeles went on the market on Thursday for $ 2.05 million.
Boasting a black metal exterior, this home is one of 17 mid-century modern homes in the Sherman Oaks district of the city, known as the Platform House. According to the Los Angeles Conservancy, a local conservation group, the properly named home is “built on a huge platform overlooking the valley below with cantilever beams from the edge of a steep slope.”
Neutra — an Austrian-American architect who spent much of his career in Southern California and worked with other celebrities of the era, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolph Schindler — was between 1962 and 1966. Directed the design of the completed home. Maintenance. Neutra withdrew from the project after a disagreement with the developers, and architect William S. Beckett oversaw the rest of the process. Nutra died in 1970 at the age of 78.
Owner and architect Donald Goldstein has restored a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home over the last two decades. According to PropertyShark records, he bought the property for $ 240,000 in 1993.
“It’s creative in all respects,” he said in an email. “It feels bigger than that and is filled with complex details and defined spaces. You can walk around for a week and keep discovering something new.”
Overlooking the San Fernando Valley, this residence offers far-reaching views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Four pyramid skylights have been added to bring light to the dwelling.
“It was important to maximize and introduce the unobstructed view that the platform structure provides,” continued Goldstein. “My house is one of the best projects I’ve ever done.”
Features include custom wrought iron doors. Open living area with gas fireplace. Dining room with table for 10 people, wet bar and over 300 bottles of wine cellar. Chef’s kitchen with WOLF appliance. Solar panels; according to the list, offices.
According to the list, outside is a seating area, a carp pond, a courtyard with a view of the water, and a carport.
“Beyond its history, modern spins and interpretations show how this house can evolve and withstand the challenges of time,” agency list agent Michel Schwartz said in an email. I did.