BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Neutra's 1951 Goldman Residence in the prime Royal Oaks section of Encino has been listed by Aaron Kirman, President of the Aaroe Estates division of John Aaroe Group.
Nestled among large oak trees on a private, park-like three-quarter acre, the home was significantly expanded and updated in 2001 by architect Roberta Weiser, who focused on melding later additions with Neutra's design vision. It has subsequently been meticulously maintained and refined. The home is offered for $4,995,000.
"This is a very accomplished house," notes preservation consultant Barbara Lamprecht, author of Neutra: Complete Works. "Very private, but very open to the landscape. It shows Neutra thinking about the house as not just a house, but one element in a larger setting."
Dramatically reflecting the architect's philosophy of "living with nature," the entire north wall is a sweep of Neutra's signature floor-to-ceiling windows — a choice that makes the boundaries between the stunning interior and lush surroundings all but disappear. Multiple skylights fill the home with natural illumination, while stunning use of walnut, Douglas fir, redwood and stone enrich the natural feeling. An astonishing unbroken run of hardwood plank ceiling extends through the full length of the living/dining room space.
"Earlier this year, while representing another Neutra treasure, the Kun House in the Hollywood Hills, I was reminded how passionate and knowledgeable the admirers of this architect can be," said Kirman. "The Goldman Residence is especially interesting, because it's been expanded by someone so attuned to the architect's original vision. And the home is perfectly situated to take full advantage of the mesmerizing views."
The approximately 4,234 square foot home features five bedrooms, five baths, family room, den and oversized gourmet kitchen with Subzero refrigerator and Caesarstone countertops. The grounds feature lush lawns, a pool and spa, and a sports court.
About Aaron Kirman Mr. Kirman is renowned for his representation of some of the country's most significant estate and architectural properties, including residences by Koenig, Schindler, Lautner, Lloyd Wright, Williams and the only Neimeyer in North America. Mr. Kirman has represented such unique Southern California estates as Frank Lloyd Wright'sEnnis House, Richard Neutra's Kauffman Residence, and Paul Williams' Lions Gate. During his career, Mr. Kirman has sold more than $2.5 billion of residential real estate to a group of select clients including billionaires, A-List celebrities, heads of industry, foreign investors and royalty. While he specializes in exclusive properties from Beverly Hills to Malibu, he has represented buyers and sellers worldwide. www.aaronkirman.com
About John Aaroe Group John Aaroe Group is a leading real estate brokerage specializing in high-end property in the greater Los Angeles area. The company has represented some of the region's most prestigious properties, including the highest priced sale in the history of Beverly Hills. John Aaroe Group offers in-depth knowledge through its offices in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Marina Del Rey, the Sunset Strip, Toluca Lake, Sherman Oaks and Pasadena. It also serves an international clientele through Aaroe Estates. In 2014, the firm participated in 1,677 closed transactions with a combined market value of nearly $2 billion. http://www.aaroe.com