Preservation Personals: A Modernist Castle Above Los Angeles

By Emma Sarappo

If you’re searching for an older home with plenty of history, I might not initially stand out. After all, I was built in 1957, which is quite young in a dense field of 18th- and 19th-century architecture. But when you step back and take a real look at me, my clean lines and welcoming corners will blow you away. I’m an example of the best of Southern California’s Midcentury Modern architecture, and I happen to be one of the largest homes my architect, Richard Neutra, built in North America. Now I’m looking for someone new to fill my over 5,000 square feet of space.

If you know about Modernism, you understand that its global impact on art and architecture is immense, even though it’s a more recent movement than other famous and influential styles.

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1940s Monterey Colonial seeks $4M in Los Feliz

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This “exquisitely restored” Monterey Colonial estate sits just below Griffith Park in Los Feliz.

Built in 1941 but updated throughout, the two-story residence features coved ceilings, diamond-paned glass, bay windows, a glamorous entryway, and a library with wet bar.

Newer additions include custom cabinetry in the kitchen, spa-like bathrooms, and a landscaped backyard with pool that’s perfect for entertaining. In the backyard, there’s additional space in the form of a bonus room, which could be used as a recreation space, a home office, or a pool house.

In total, the residence holds four sizable bedrooms and six stylish bathrooms. It’s listed for $3.925 million.

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Nautical Richard Neutra–Designed House Hits Los Angeles Market

By Miabelle Salzano

The current asking price for the 5,185-square-foot residence is $4.1 million.

In the mid-1900s, successful shipwright John Rados purchased a 1.268-acre hillside lot that would allow him to look out over the Port of Los Angeles where his company, Harbor Boat Building Co., operated. Soon thereafter, Rados commissioned famed modernist Richard Neutra to design a house for the site. “For Rados, Neutra’s designs embodied postwar unpretentiousness, technological advances, and adaptability to a newly redefined world,” a current real estate listing writes. In 1957, Neutra completed the 5,185-square-foot residence offering Rados 270-degree views of the city through its floor-to-ceiling windows.

Elements of Rados’ livelihood are prominently featured through the house, including marine-grade mahogany wood beams, Terrazzo flooring, and a repurposed porthole window and door from one of the Harbour Boat Building Co.’s ships that serve as a doorway to an oversized swimming pool. The house’s expansive windows dominate much of the house’s stone and slatted wood siding façade.

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Home of the Week: A shipbuilder’s Neutra in Rancho Palos Verdes

By Neal J. Leitereg

At just over 5,000 square feet, this postwar residence by Richard Neutra is among the largest homes designed by the modernist architect in the U.S.

Named for its original owner, shipbuilder John Rados, the striking two-story surveys the Port of Los Angeles from its hillside vantage in Rancho Palos Verdes. Among features of the house are marine-grade mahogany beams, floor-to-ceiling windows and period fireplaces. A porthole window and door procured from one of Rados’ projects were also integrated into the design.

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Inviting 1920s Craftsman seeks $987K in Glendale

By Elijah Chiland

This classic Craftsman bungalow can be found in northern Glendale, close to the Verdugo Wash, where it sits on a street lined with oak trees and vintage lampposts.

The house was built in 1923 and retains an array of original features, including an ornate front door with leaded glass details, built-in cherry wood bookshelves, and wall nooks. A gas fireplace in the living room is fronted by a wall of river rock.

Measuring in at 1,360 square feet, the home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A formal dining room sits alongside the updated kitchen and opens directly to the backyard. The grassy yard can also be accessed via French doors in the breezy master bedroom.

Per the listing, newer upgrades include copper plumbing and a built-in sound system with speakers in every room.

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