Modernist Palm Springs House by Richard Neutra


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Kaufmann Desert House (courtesy coastal luxury living)

Kaufmann Desert House (courtesy coastal luxury living)

One of the most famous houses of the modernist architect Richard Neutra reaches the market in Palm Springs.

Kaufmann Desert House, located at 470 West Vista Chino in Palm Springs, which is listed at $ 25 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The house was built in 1946 for Edgar J. Kaufmann, a department store magnate who was also a big fan of modern architecture. (Also commissioned by Fallingwater Frank Lloyd Wright.)

Gerard Bisignano of Vista Sotheby’s International Realty has this list.

Kaufmann commissioned the Palm Springs summer residence, and Neutra, who began his career working for Wright, created what has since become an example of desert modernism. The house with five bedrooms and six bathrooms is anchored in the central living and dining room with four wings that protrude from the center. One has a master bedroom, while the other is a guest home and the other has a swimming pool. The house covers an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 3,200 square feet and is located on two acres of land.

According to the Journal, its current owners, who bought the property in the 1990s, worked with the design company Marmol Radziner on an intensive renovation of the house. Over the years, several out-of-character additions have been made, so the company has consulted UCLA’s Neutra archives to ensure that the original glory is restored in the middle of the century.

Two decades later, the house is considered the “crown jewel” of Palm Springs, Jeff Kohl told the newspaper. If sold at full price, it will be the most expensive property sold in the area, according to the magazine. [WSJ] – Amy Plitt


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