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Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

It doesn’t get much more dramatic than this 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

This place has even hanging off the side of the Sherman Oaks hills for over 50 years. So we can only presume that despite the precarious positioning, this house is as safe and as solid as any property in the area.

Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

But that positioning creates something very special, offering panoramic views of the city and canyon through the floor to ceiling windows and balcony areas on one side, coupled with a peaceful ‘zen garden’ on the other. A real contrast.

Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

As for the house itself, that has 1,800 sq. ft. of living space, which looks fairly contemporary. Presumably some kind of renovation or refurbishment has taken place in the fairly recent past.

Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

But the open layout, you suspect, is pretty much what Neutra laid down in the 1960s. Presumably that stone fireplace in the living room too.

Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

In terms of the space, you get two bedrooms and two updated bathrooms, with the master bedroom having an en-suite bathroom and built-in storage. The second bedroom is currently used as an office, with built-in bookcases. Elsewhere is the kitchen and of course, the living room with that fireplace and balcony access.

Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

Outside is half an acre and a two-car carport.

Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

$1,349,000 if heights don’t scare you.

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Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

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