Austrian born architect, Richard Neutra (1892-1970), helped define modernism in Los Angeles, becoming one of the most highly sought after and significant architects of the International Style in North America in the 30s, 40s and 50s.

Simple geometry, flat roofed, airy steel and glass structures, ribbon-windows with panoramic views and a connection to the environment defined Neutra’s architectural language. Establishing himself in Los Angeles in 1925, Neutra’s designs appeared along Sunset Boulevard, Mulholland Drive, Santa Monica Beach and Palm Springs, working mostly for writers, producers, directors and actors connected to Hollywood and the film industry, realizing Neutra’s vision of a modern city.

Crestwood Hills Richard Neutra Mid Century Modern Home

Crestwood Hills Richard Neutra Mid Century Modern home, The Sale Residence – 1960, is sited in the “utopian” enclave of expressive architecture known as, Crestwood Hills. Architects, Neutra, A. Quincy Jones, Whitney R. Smith and Craig Ellwood all contributed work to this cooperative development which brought about “good design and economical construction to moderate-income housing…” With interest in the project coming from musicians, artists and faculty members at UCLA, the growing group incorporated as the Mutual Housing Association in 1946.

Neutra’s signature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls, paneled walls and custom cabinetry highlight the interior space.

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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.

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South Pasadena Mid Century Home,
The Wilkins House – Richard Neutra

The Wilkins House - Richard Neutra

South Pasadena Mid Century home, The Wilkins House – Richard Neutra, 1949. Case Study House #13 (also known as the Alpha House), has been designated as “unbuilt” – however, Neutra was able to realize his design in this fine example of Modernist architecture.

The home sits at the end of a long drive and resides on a gorgeous lot of over 30,000 square feet of usable land in South Pasadena. The main house features 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and features a 2 bedroom and 2 bath guest house. 

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The Doctor and Mrs. Eugene Erman Residence, 1961
by Richard Neutra, AIA

Back yard view of the Eugene Erman Residence

The Doctor and Mrs. Eugene Erman Residence, 1961, published custom built home by noted architect Richard Neutra, AIA.
Eugene Erman Residence by Richard Neutra
Eloquent one-level mid-century modern classic home features a great and open floor plan.

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The Loring House by Famed Architect Richard Neutra

One of architect Richard Neutra’s most exquisite illustrations of classing Mid Century boxcar design with oversized retractable glass doors, wide roof overhang and sleek spider leg column façade.

Positioned up a long and private gated drive and perched atop a knoll.

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