Architect Raphael Soriano’s Renowned ‘Gogol House’ Hits the Market in LA

The designs of Richard Neutra frequent dailyDEEDS, popping up most recently in the form of the Sten Frenke Estate listing just a few weeks ago. Modernist mastermind Raphael Soriano, whose work played a key role in defining the mid-century modern style we know today, was one of Neutra’s proteges. Soriano studied under the architect and Rudolph Schindler before executing his own visions. Unfortunately, due to natural disasters and demolitions, only 12 buildings designed by Soriano remain. Now, a rare event, one of them is for sale: The renowned Gogol House.

Commissioned by surgeon Louis Gogol and his wife in 1939, Gogol House is an early creation of Soriano’s portfolio. A vision of International Bauhaus style, the home offers simplicity, embraces industrial materials, and feels sleek yet artful. The exteriors are comprised of white panels stacked atop one another, with windows at ground level hidden by hedges for optimal privacy.

Inside, the home spans 2,779 square feet and counts three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Carefully restored by a previous designer owner, all appliances are at once new and integrated into their surroundings. The iconic residence could require more love and care in future years, but for an architecture lover, that would surely be an honor to provide.

Brian Courville of Compass holds the listing.