The most desired unit at Richard Neutra’s Strathmore Apartments is up for sale. (And for a Neutra, it’s also surprisingly affordable.)
The apartments are a collection of 8 historic units located in the rolling hills just West of the UCLA campus (go Bruins) in Westwood. Neutra originally planned this courtyard garden complex to house four units but then purchased the land next door and added four more.
The Neutra family owned this intimate enclave of four flats for decades. In 2008, four units were converted to condominiums. This front-facing two-bedroom, one-and-three-quarter bath flat feels like a single-family home, with a separate entrance, one small portion of a common wall, and full-length outdoor decks.
Neutra’s International Style design holds to form with clean lines, lack of ornamentation, flat roofs, and wall-to-wall steel casement windows. While the electrical, plumbing, and kitchen finishes have been compatibly redone, the bathroom’s original hardwood floors and tile remain.
Crowned City of Los Angeles Historic Landmark No. 351, the complex is unique in its plan, section, and elevation. It retains an exceptional degree of design integrity.
Famous residents like Orson Welles, John Entenza, and Charles and Ray Eames have enjoyed living here. Will you be the next person to enjoy this space?
Listing courtesy of Brian Linder & William Baker – Deasy Penner