The Wilkins House by Richard Neutra.
Photo: Alex Zarour of Virtually Here Studios

Midcentury-Modern Marvel by Richard Neutra Hits the Market for $6 Million

Built in 1949, the spectacular Southern California compound has been restored to its original glory

The home’s front door. Photo: Compass

A masterfully restored midcentury-modern home by celebrated California architect Richard Neutra has hit the market for $5.99 million.

Known as the Gordon Wilkins House, the 1949 gem was designed by Neutra under the famed Case Study House program, which saw top architects like Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen mastermind 36 experimental homes meant to find innovative and affordable solutions for the post-WWII housing shortage. Although not constructed as part of the official Case Study project, the compound was completed independently by the architect according to his exact specifications.

Set in the leafy Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena, the three-bedroom residence comes with a detached two-bedroom guesthouse, which together total 3,800 square feet. To spearhead a faithful restoration, the current owners—who purchased the estate in 2001—turned to John Bertram, a respected architect known for his meticulous eye for restoring Neutra’s designs. Today, the dwelling’s plate-glass doors, redwood ceilings, terrazzo and cork floors, a double-sided brick fireplace, and skylights appear as fresh as ever. The three-quarter-acre grounds, meanwhile, boast a manicured pool court along with several seating areas and a jungle gym—an ideal place for family fun. Take a tour below.

The home is listed with Anthony Stellini and Elisa Ritt of RSR Real Estate at Compass.

The exterior of the home. Photo: Compass

The living area features cork flooring. Photo: Compass


A Richard Neutra Masterpiece Hits the Market in Bel Air

The U-shaped kitchen. Photo: Compass

The primary bedroom. Photo: Compass

The primary bath. Photo: Compass

The family room. Photo: Compass

The pool court. Photo: Compass

Cover: The Wilkins House by Richard Neutra.
Photo: Alex Zarour of Virtually Here Studios


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