One of Richard Neutra’s ‘Platform Houses’ in Los Angeles Lists for $2.05 Million


One particular of renowned architect Richard Neutra’s System Properties in Los Angeles strike the industry Thursday for $2.05 million. 

The home, which features a black metal exterior, is a single of 17 Mid-Century Modern day homes in the Sherman Oaks community of the town regarded as the Platform Properties. Aptly named, the properties “are crafted on large platforms that cantilever out over the edge of a steep slope, searching down on to the valley below,” in accordance to the Los Angeles Conservancy, a regional preservation group. 

Neutra—an Austrian-American architect who put in considerably of his profession in Southern California and worked alongside other luminaries of the period, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolf Schindler—helmed the style of the residences, which have been completed involving 1962 and 1966, according to the conservancy. Neutra withdrew from the job just after disagreements with the developer, and architect William S. Beckett oversaw the relaxation of the procedure. Neutra died in 1970 at the age of 78.


Operator and architect Donald Goldstein has restored the two-bed room, two-rest room residence about the past two decades. He obtained the house in 1993 for $240,000, according to information with PropertyShark.

“It’s innovative in all aspects,” he explained in an electronic mail. “It feels even bigger than it is and is crammed with intricate specifics and described areas. You could stroll all-around it for a week and continually discover anything new.”

Overlooking the San Fernando Valley, the home also delivers significantly-reaching vistas as a result of floor-to-ceiling windows. Four pyramid skylights ended up additional to bring light into the abode. 

“It was crucial to optimize and showcase the unobstructed views that the system framework affords,” Mr. Goldstein ongoing. “My home is a person of the best assignments I’ve ever done.” 


Options incorporate custom made wrought iron doorways an open up residing area with a gas fireplace a eating room with space for a table for 10, a wet bar and a 300-additionally bottle wine cellar a chef’s kitchen with WOLF appliances photo voltaic panels and an business office, in accordance to the listing. 

Outdoors, there’s a seating region, furthermore a koi pond and a courtyard with a h2o element, as well as a carport, in accordance to the listing. 

“Beyond its record, the modern spin and interpretation showcase how this property can both of those evolve and stand the test of time,” listing agent Michelle Schwartz of The Agency mentioned in an e-mail.