Preservation Personals: A Modernist Castle Above Los Angeles

By Emma Sarappo If you’re searching for an older home with plenty of history, I might not initially stand out. After all, I was built in 1957, which is quite young in a dense field of 18th- and 19th-century architecture. But when you step back and take a real look at me, my clean lines and… Keep reading

Nautical Richard Neutra–Designed House Hits Los Angeles Market

By Miabelle Salzano The current asking price for the 5,185-square-foot residence is $4.1 million. In the mid-1900s, successful shipwright John Rados purchased a 1.268-acre hillside lot that would allow him to look out over the Port of Los Angeles where his company, Harbor Boat Building Co., operated. Soon thereafter, Rados commissioned famed modernist Richard Neutra… Keep reading

Home of the Week: A shipbuilder’s Neutra in Rancho Palos Verdes

By Neal J. Leitereg At just over 5,000 square feet, this postwar residence by Richard Neutra is among the largest homes designed by the modernist architect in the U.S. Named for its original owner, shipbuilder John Rados, the striking two-story surveys the Port of Los Angeles from its hillside vantage in Rancho Palos Verdes. Among… Keep reading

Rados House

A massive modernist, the Rados House is up for grabs in Rancho Palos Verdes. The home was designed by Richard Neutra and at 5,000 square feet, it remains the architect’s largest residential property. It was built for shipbuilder John Rados in 1957 and features original mid-century details like mahogany marine-grade wood beams, terrazzo floors, and… Keep reading

Midcentury Time Capsule: Richard Neutra’s Rados Home Is Listed for $4.1M

By Claudine Zap A Richard Neutra–designed home in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, is available for sale for the first time since it was built in 1957. It’s listed for $4.1 million. –The Austrian-born Neutra “helped define modernism in Southern California and around the world,” the Los Angeles Conservancy asserts. The modern architect’s iconic properties include the Chuey Residence in Los Angeles and the Kaufmann… Keep reading