Stunning Sten Frenke House by Richard Neutra

Sten Frenke House by Richard Neutra

The Sten Frenke House, architect Richard Neutra – Historical Landmark #647, often thought to be one Neutra at his best. Originally custom-built for a Ukrainian actress and her husband in 1934, this iconic Bauhaus inspired piece of architecture won the House Beautiful competition, becoming the first modern home to win that particular contest and was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, No. 647. Located on a double lot at the mouth of Santa Monica Canyon and close enough to the ocean to hear the roaring surf.

Sten Frenke House in Santa Monica

Living room with Neutra’s classic continuous steel-framed ribbon windows surrounds the space. An expansive wood-burning brick fireplace and oval-shaped dining room, emphasizes the relationship between the home and the exterior as it juts out into the landscape.

The light filled primary bedroom boasts a private terrace, classic built-in cabinetry and views of the ocean and beyond.

A creative work studio with additional guest accommodations has been added by the homes current owner. Design by Johnston Marklee, the structure harmonizes with Neutra’s original structure.

A private ozonated, glistening pool, seen in the 2002 film “Laurel Canyon” is surrounded by lush verdant landscaping.

Whitewater and sand views showcase the property’s proximity to one of the city’s most coveted beaches. Offering privacy from its neighbors, this gated property elevates the concept of living in Los Angeles.

If you would like to see this rare offering, the Sten Frenke House by Richard Neutra contact Brian Courville at 310-622-0312 or JB Fung at 323-687-1170. Alternately, for additional Historic Los Angeles homesSpanish Architectural homes or Classic Los Angeles homes for sale reach us by email, Brian Courville or JB Fung. If you are considering selling, contact us for a free no-obligation home valuation.

Listing courtesy of Billy Rose, The Agency