About the Richard Neutra Bonnet House – an L.A. landmarked home.
Richard Neutra – The Bonnet House, 1941.
Designed in 1941, this much-published and landmarked property has been fawned upon by architectural critics for decades. Faced with a challenging sloped lot, Neutra designed the two-bedroom, two-bath residence as series of cubes angled into the hillside, orienting them to maximize southwest views—a plan that earned the 1941 home praise in Architectural Record and Arts & Artists magazines.
Set on a steep site, the two-bedroom, two-bath Bonnet House is embedded into the hillside as a series of redwood-clad cubes topped with an angled roof—an unusual find for a Neutra home—that parallels the incline. Richard Neutra was a master of integrating his architectural homes into their unique surroundings. As such, this early modernist design echoes the Hollywood Hillside it sits upon and is perfectly sited for stunning sunsets, canyon and city views while incorporating outdoor living into every room.
Neutra carefully positioned the home to optimize southwest views of the wooded canyon and the city below. The connection to the outdoors is further emphasized with outdoor patios, International-style ribbon windows, and operable glass walls. Architectural features include International-style ribbon windows, two fireplaces, hardwood floors, and a sliding glass wall that opens to a spacious flagstone deck for al fresco enjoyment of the scenic views.
This highly published landmarked home features a light-filled wood accented great room that flows into two patios, top-of-the-line gourmet kitchen, sexy master bathroom, a glass-walled master bedroom with an open hearth fireplace and rare curved details that echo Neutra’s Kaufman house of the same area. Private landscaped grounds based on the original plans with a mix of mature foliage, new garden planting and terraces throughout. The original integrity is matched with new electrical, plumbing, central air conditioning, Wi-Fi, digital TV and wired sound.
“This is an important early home my father designed and built for the Bonnets during the Second World War. It is indeed important to know that this house will be preserved and protected 77 years after it was built.”