Renowned architects Richard Neutra, Alexander Ban, and Josef Van der Kar each lent their vision to the Millard Kaufman House, while celebrated landscape architect, Garrett Eckbo, shaped the outdoors.
The modernist house, located at 3574 Multiview Drive, was built in 1949 for Millard Kaufman, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, and co-creator of the animated character Mr. Magoo.
The post-and-beam home sits on a private 12,440-square-foot lot in the Hollywood Hills overlooking the city, on the same street as a John Lautner, a Rudolph Schindler, and a few Buff & Hensmans.
In 1954 Kaufman commissioned Neutra to design the lower-level primary suite, playroom, workshop, and stairway. In 1958 he asked Alexander Ban to design the studio addition. And five years later, he asked Josef Van der Kar to bring forth the undulating trellis, service porch, and legendary landscape architect Garrett Eckbo to shape the outdoors.
This four-bedroom, three-bathroom modernist house, measuring 2,503 square feet, features wood-beamed ceilings, skylights, soaring walls of glass, original paneling, built-ins, and a fireplace in the living room. The living, dining, and kitchen flow out to the deck and lushly-landscaped grounds with a pool, patio with fire pit, and sweeping mountain views.
The home was flipped in 2004 by trophy-house collector Michael LaFetra who sold the residence to interior designer Thierry Marchand. Last sold in 2016 for $2.325 million, the home is now listed by Jeff Yarbrough, seeking $3.289 million.