Home of the Week: A shipbuilder’s Neutra in Rancho Palos Verdes

By Neal J. Leitereg

At just over 5,000 square feet, this postwar residence by Richard Neutra is among the largest homes designed by the modernist architect in the U.S.

Named for its original owner, shipbuilder John Rados, the striking two-story surveys the Port of Los Angeles from its hillside vantage in Rancho Palos Verdes. Among features of the house are marine-grade mahogany beams, floor-to-ceiling windows and period fireplaces. A porthole window and door procured from one of Rados’ projects were also integrated into the design.

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