2012: The Year of the Modernist Home

The Sidney R. Troxell house, designed by Modernist architect Richard Neutra, has city, coastline and mountain views. (Jeff Elson / January 1, 2013)

Homes by big-name mid-century Modernist architects including John Lautner, Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra were on the market in 2012 — at prices that may not be seen again soon, according to a recent article in the LA Times.

Among the heavy hitters were two homes by engineering-minded modernist Lautner.

At the Foster Carling house in the Hollywood Hills, a retractable wall of glass separates the outdoor part of the swimming pool from an interior portion in the living room. The asking price is $2.995 million.

In Malibu, a post-and-beam single-story house designed by Lautner as an ocean-view retreat features strong horizontal lines, unusually angled walls and windows and a triangular fireplace that juts into the living room. Listed at $15.9 million, it was removed from the market at the end of December.

The Neutra-designed Sidney R. Troxell House in Pacific Palisades makes the most of its floor-to-ceiling windows to take in views of the ocean, city and mountains. It has been reduced to $3.899 million.

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