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Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

Something with a strong pedigree from the 1950s. Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA is just up for sale.

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

That’s quite a rare occurrence too as this house, which was built back in 1950 for Clarence Coe (hence the name), has only had two previous owners. That always tends to be positive.

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

It isn’t guaranteed, but fewer owners usually mean less change. That’s certainly the case with this house, which hasn’t really changed at all over almost 70 years.

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

You will find it within a gated community and in a raised location that offers both privacy and a mix of garden and coastal views. A nice spot, if you like.

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

But there are plenty of houses out there with a nice location. This one has the added bonus of being designed by an icon of 20th-century architecture and being an eye-catching piece of midcentury modern architecture too.

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra-designed Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

As I said, one that is faithful to the original design too. Yes, there are refurbished and refreshed parts of the house as you would expect. The kitchen, as you might have guessed, has been reworked completely. But still in keeping with the overall design. It’s a similar situation with the bathrooms. Updated to something more contemporary, as is often the case.

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra-designed Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

But elsewhere it’s a different story. The overall design seems largely untouched, with open space and natural light in abundance. This is a top-end example of midcentury modern architecture.

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra-designed Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

Plenty of original details remain too. The wood ceilings for a start, along with built-in cabinetry and seating and the walls of glass framing those amazing sea views. Sliding glass doors bring that outside in too.

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra-designed Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

I also love that home office space, not least because of the angled ceiling and the fittings. It would always be a ‘work from home day’ if that was just a hop across from the bedroom.

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra-designed Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

In total, you get something like 2,018 sq. ft. of living space, which includes two bedrooms with more of those views as a selling point plus three bathrooms and the reworked kitchen. The office has the potential to be a bedroom if you need it, but it would be a shame to lose it. Saying that, space does have that flexibility if required.

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra-designed Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

Bags of reception space too, not least the main reception that spreads across the house, with walls of glass on one side, access to the garden on the other and a feature fireplace in-between. Something more snug in the form of the sitting room too.

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra-designed Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

As for the outside, you get around an acre of your land overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with good access from the house to the patio area, sloping woodland and the garden. Also outside is a sizeable driveway and equally substantial garage. Room for at least two cars there. Possibly more.

Talking of substantial, this house is up for sale for $1,950,000.

Images and details courtesy of Remax Estate Properties. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

 

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra-designed Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra-designed Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA

 

Richard Neutra’s Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA
Richard Neutra-designed Coe House in Rolling Hills, California, USA