Neutra’s Kronish House Sold as a Tear-Down


Where else but L.A. would a $14 million home in Beverly Hills designed by mid-century architect Richard Neutra be considered a tear-down? The 1954 house, known as the Kronish House, sits on a large 2-acre piece of property in Beverly Hills just off Sunset Blvd. The listing makes no mention of Neutra, and advertises buyers can “bring your contractor to remodel the existing single story mid century home or build your dream home.”

According to the posters on mid-century modern preservation board, the house is in “an unbelievable state of disrepair” but has the potential to be saved by the right owner. Unfortunately, the current owner was foreclosed on and seems to be involved in some rather shady real estate transactions (yet is still listed as the current owner – very confusing).

The house features six bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths in nearly 7,000 square feet. With an asking price of over $2,000 per square foot, it’s nearly double neighborhood comps – a steep premium even with the architectural pedigree. While there aren’t many high quality pictures available online, North Carolina State University has several thumbnails that hint at the (mostly exterior) details, including the pool, entrance and what looks like several interior courtyards. Squint and enjoy.

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