Open House Obsession: Mind-Boggling Ocean Views In Pacific Palisades, $5.5MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
When: Sunday, June 28, 2pm-5pm
What: The lovely 3-bed, 5-bath Hees House, designed by Richard Neutra in 1950 for the Hees family and constructed on an ocean-view bluff parallel to the Pacific.
The long, low-slung house has three great attributes: a Modernist pedigree, phenomenal views, and a sensitive renovation that keeps the architect’s original intentions intact.
Even with a very contemporary layout, the new kitchen follows the vintage Neutra aesthetic with stainless steel countertops and simple cabinetwork.
With its separate entrance, the 1-bed, 1-bath oceanview guest suite in the same style could become a perfect home office.
What We Love: The impeccable detailing of the terrazzo flooring and terrace.
Quintessentially LA, the double-headed shower stall in the master bath could be a David Hockney painting.
More: Check out the agent’s for additional images and information. Although he had projects all over the country, Richard Neutra (1892-1970) was Southern California’s pre-eminent Modernist architect. Have look for a thoughtful bio plus extensive archival images of his work. Below, a glimpse of the ocean through the home’s entry courtyard.