Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Richard Neutra's Redone "John Nesbitt House" Lists $7,995,000

Updated February 14, 2013:  Price reduced to $6,995,000.  Call today to set up a showing appointment.
414 Avondale Avenue, Brentwood - Richard Neutra, FAIA, 1942 - $7,995,000
It's always exciting when the market receives a new Richard Neutra, FAIA, designed home.  This beautiful Brentwood mid-century modern estate-like home will blow your mind.  The 3 bedroom and 4.5 bathroom home is located just north of San Vicente at 414 Avondale Ave and currently listed for $7,995,000.
Local resources are used to create this home including brick, redwood, glass and steel. The lovely brick walkway leads you to the front entry.  Shadow boxes create beautiful light patterns throughout the day.

You are greeted at the front entry with an indoor / outdoor water feature with glass gently resting above the pool of water.
The home was originally designed for NBC radio producer, John Nesbitt in 1942.  With the supervision of designer Barbara Barry and architect David Serrurier, the home has received additions to the original design by including a new master bedroom in the main structure and the addition of 2 new bedrooms in the ancillary structure.  Barry and Serrurier did a fine job in keeping the feeling of Neutra with the changes.  
The large open entertainment area including lounge, dining and kitchen share panels of glass walls with a beautiful exposed post and beam ceiling.  The flow from the living area into the kitchen is surrounded by nature and the lovely gardens which adorn this home.  The huge sliding glass doors in the living area are delightful as they create a continuous flow from the indoors to outdoors. 

The wood siding and brick work, along with walls of glass create an earthy feeling with nature abound in beautiful garden settings.  
The library area with beautiful built-in bookcases and fireplace is light-filled by large panels of glass.
Stepping off of the brick floors and onto the polished concrete floors through the breezeway adjoining the new master sweet takes you into a secluded and private world anyone would enjoy waking up in.

The simple rectangular water feature outside the master bedroom is such a sweet touch to bring the outdoors in through the sounds of bubbling water cascading through the master bedroom with walls of sliders on two sides.
Step into the master bathroom with beautiful light streaming into the long layout.  You will find all the comforts of modern living at your disposal. 

Additional bedroms and bathrooms complete the redesign by Barry and Surrurier.

An area off the main living area features an area for office of private hang-out. 
I really like the diagonal line the brickwork on the fireplace creates.  The brick interior floors adjoin with the  exterior brick work separated by a wall of glass.  Just another feature incorporating the outdoors inward.
I am a big fan of shadow boxes on mid-century modern homes.  The detail below of the shadow boxes taking advantage of the rotating sun throughout the day to cast new graphic patterns in nature.  The detail also exemplifies the materials used in building this piece of architecture.
Through panels of glass, you are greeted with an extraordinary landscape of gardens, fountains, pool and green house.  It completes your private Southern Californian modern oasis.  

This particular architectural perspective is outstanding.
 Don't miss the opportunity of a lifetime and call me to set up an appointment. 

Listing and photos courtesy of MLS and Dana Cataldi, PT.

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