Richard Neutra’s Loring House High in the Hollywood Hills Seeks $8M

Just in time for spring, a stunning house designed by Richard Neutra has come onto the market. Homes created, at least in part, by the iconic architect betray their rarity by popping up for sale with surprising frequency. There’s director Marc Forster’s home, which listed in August 2021, and the Kaufmann Desert House which went up for sale in October of 2020. July of 2020 saw not one but two of Neutra’s Case Study houses hit the market. And, this year has brought another Neutra gem for buyers to discover. Tucked in LA’s Hollywood Hills, a celebrity-favorite enclave, Loring House is now seeking $7.995 million.

So-called for its original owner, dancer and choreographer Eugene Loring, the circa-1958 main house stands a true masterwork of Neutra’s. Its modular layout, characteristic not only of Neutra’s portfolio of work but the mid-century movement more broadly, saw expansions by architecture firm Escher GuneWardena. Namely, that design duo added a master suite complete with oversized glass windows in keeping with the rest of the home’s crystal-clear aesthetics.

Adding even more architectural interest, Steven Ehrlich, FAIA designed the detached guesthouse nestled closely above like Loring House’s guardian. The modernist cottage’s boxy shape and dramatic yet sleek glass elements mingle with Neutra’s vision well. Together, the structures offer four bedrooms and five bathrooms for the lucky new owner.

Listing agent Carl Gambino of Compass says, “The Loring House is an unrivaled architectural masterpiece. A private compound in the heart of the city, it has an overwhelming feeling of calm and serenity which makes you never want to leave.”