Legendary architect Richard Neutra pushed his obsession with synthesising indoor and outdoor spaces to a new level at this mid-century home – set above a California nature reserve.
Taylor House is a well-preserved Los Angeles property built for Maurice and Marceil Taylor by Neutra in 1961, and it showcases the architect’s ideals of architecture, which focused on connecting ‘man with nature.’
Taylor House’s layout allows for close up views of California live oak trees in its gardens and the natural beauty of its peaceful surroundings in the Verdugo Mountains Open Space Preserve. A single space runs the length of the home, offering sweeping views into the landscape beyond.
The modernist property’s flat roof is supported by thin pillars that, from afar, blend into the background, giving the appearance that it floats above its glazed rear section.
Its interior has red brick walls and red timber detailing throughout in the form of doors, cabinets in its vintage kitchen and wall panelling. A sunny breakfast area captures the garden views, and a freestanding fireplace with a floating hearth forms the centrepiece of the living space.
The two-bedroom home – which sits on a half-acre plot in Glendale – was last sold in 1997 by its original owners for $321,500, according to property records. It is now on the market for $1.75m with Crosby Doe via architectureforsale.com.