Neutra Architectural in La Crescenta

A Closer Look at La Crescenta's Architectural Gem

In the serene hills of La Crescenta lies a unique property that stands as a testament to architectural brilliance. This 5.7-acre compound, initially designed by the iconic Richard Neutra in 1953 for Dorothy Serulnic, offers a blend of historical significance and modern luxury. The original 1,350 sq ft structure houses two bedrooms, one bath, and is distinguished by its extensive use of glass, integrating the indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly.

Central to its charm is a Bear Valley stone fireplace, surrounded by custom-built furnishings designed by Neutra himself. These include a multifunctional sofa system, desks, shelving, a dining table, a sliding breakfast nook, and a vanity, all integrated into the home's design to enhance functionality without sacrificing style.

The legacy of innovation continues with the addition of the main residence, designed by award-winning architect Michael Maltzan nearly five decades later. Completed in 2021, this 875 sq ft addition enriches the property with its contemporary design, featuring a seven-sided structure and an internal courtyard that offers a sanctuary from the bustling world outside.

The primary suite epitomizes luxury with its curvilinear bathroom and views that capture both the mountains and the city skyline. The home includes a dedicated office space, a cozy den, and ample built-in storage, catering to all aspects of modern living. The 50-foot Johnston Vidal lap pool and an outdoor movie pavilion with a catering kitchen make it an ideal setting for both relaxation and entertainment.

Adding to the compound's allure is a beautifully designed cabin, the result of a collaboration between Mariah O'Brien Interiors and Mind Tree Arts, offering an intimate escape within the estate.

Situated just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake, this property offers the perfect balance of privacy and accessibility. It's a rare opportunity to own a piece of architectural history, seamlessly blending the past with the present in one of La Crescenta's most coveted locations.

For those interested in experiencing this remarkable property firsthand, we invite you to reach out to us for a private showing. Discover the unique blend of historical architecture and modern design that makes this La Crescenta compound a truly exceptional place to call home.

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