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Richard Neutra’s Mid-Century Hailey Residence is an Exercise in Compact Space Design
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On February 27, 2013 @ 3:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Building,Los Angeles,Tiny Homes | No Comments
The Hailey Residence was designed and built by the modernist architect, Richard Neutra, in 1959. The two-bed, two-bath home was recently on the market and sold for $895,000 in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills neighborhood. Perched on a small hillside, the home has been beautifully maintained, and it includes many of the original features, like movable walls, built-in furniture and even the original kitchen. The compact home makes the most of its space through expansive windows, generous living areas, light and space that can be transformed from private to public areas.
Richard Neutra  was originally from Austria, but he practiced for much of his life in Southern California and even worked for Frank Lloyd Wright  for a short time. He was known for his modernist works and for listening to the needs of his clients rather than imposing his architectural vision on them. Although he passed in 1970, his son carries on the legacy through the Richard and Dion Neutra Architecture  office in Los Angeles.
The Hailey Residence was completed in 1959 and is located on a steep hillside plot in between the Hollywood Reservoir and Universal City. The home was listed as a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a total of 1,129 square feet of floor space. Inside, the kitchen connects to a dining room next to an open living area. A soft movable wall connects to the extra bedroom/den and when open it expands the living space. The master bedroom sits on the very end, and built-in furniture throughout the house provides plenty of storage. Large windows off the backside of the home provide views to the south and a large roof overhang provides shade.
Last year the home sold for $895,000 through Crosby Doe Associates  and included the original furnishings, kitchen and vintage furniture. Upgrades to the home included central air and heat, a new temperature-controlled wine cellar and a laundry area added in the space underneath the home. A close look at the home reveals special details and multi-functional spaces that make the compact home seem much larger than it is.
Via Co.Design 
Images Courtesy of Crosby Doe Associates
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 Richard Neutra: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Neutra#Architectural_style
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 Richard and Dion Neutra Architecture: http://www.neutra.org/
 Crosby Doe Associates: http://crosbydoeproperties.com/3319tareco/
 Co.Design: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671966/this-tiny-house-by-richard-neutra-is-a-masterpiece#1
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