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Architects fall into two categories. Those who concentrate just on the artistic elements which are later found to be beautiful but unlivable on a day-to-day basis, and those to whom function is taken seriously and carefully blended into their art. Richard Neutra (1892 - 1970) was a master at putting all the elements of art, function and landscape together to produce modernist designs that were based on a questionnaire given to his clients to ascertain their design wishes. This personalized approach was unique in the field during those days and raised a few eyebrows among his peers, but resulted in architecture that was a functional work of art. Neutra’s homes stand out today during the resurgence of modernist homes on the market with price tags that would likely shock Neutra and fellow genre designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner.
Perched on the rock face of Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills is one of Neutra’s most famous designs, the Kun House, now for sale. Designed for Los Angeles Examiner printer, Joseph Kun, and finished in 1936, the 1,732-square-foot, three bedroom, two bath home was cleverly accessed from above where one ascends from the roof entrance to the public spaces down to the private portions of the house. From the lowest level, the landscape descends down hill through garden pathways culminating in a meditation garden surrounded by bamboo. Built with glass walls for full views of the city and ocean on each floor, Neutra’s signature wrap-around balconies create plenty of outdoor space and openings to catch the breeze throughout the house. A large rooftop terrace also provides space for entertaining and enjoying the views. Move-in ready and the result of more than seven years of carefully researched restoration, the house is exactly as Neutra intended it with the addition of new technology and updates artfully hidden from view. For more information.
The Kun House, designed by iconic Modernist architect, Richard Neutra, restored and updated is now for sale. Priced at $3.5 million.