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Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

This week seems to just keep on giving when it comes to architectural classics. The 1950s Richard Neutra-designed J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA is another fitting that bill.

Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

It’s also another of those houses that looks to bed straight off the pages of a period interiors magazine. But once again, that is down to design rather than luck.

Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

This place has gone on the market after a two-year restoration by Eric Lamers, which, according to the agent, involved ‘updating systems’, ‘recreating missing elements’ and ‘rehabilitating original details’.
    

Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

All of that has been applied to a house originally planned as a ranch-style home, but eventually becoming more of a modernist creation, as you would expect of Neutra really.
         

Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

Of course, we love the glazing and the open plan nature of this design, as well as the partitions the Texas Shellstone entrance facade, the fireplaces and the built-in planters.

Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

Also present is the original cork tile, terrazzo flooring, birch paneling and if you look closely, plenty of original fixtures and fittings. If you love the style and the era, this offers so much of both.    

Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

Of course, it also offers the space too, around 2,580 sq. ft. in total. That includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as the open reception areas with some amazing mountain views. Oh to wake up to that each morning.

Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

Lots of land too, as the house sits in 3.45 acres, described as both ‘private’ and ‘parklike’, the former no doubt down to the towering trees around this house.

Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

Oh yes, one last thing, That pool, which is every bit as stylish as the house itself.

Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

Not cheap at $1,795,000, but no doubt worth every penny to someone.

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Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA
Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

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