Rados House

A massive modernist, the Rados House is up for grabs in Rancho Palos Verdes. The home was designed by Richard Neutra and at 5,000 square feet, it remains the architect’s largest residential property. It was built for shipbuilder John Rados in 1957 and features original mid-century details like mahogany marine-grade wood beams, terrazzo floors, and wood paneling. The interior includes 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms along with two dining rooms and a lower level bar that opens out onto the poolside terrace. Although floor-to-ceiling windows are found throughout the dwelling, expansive glazing encases the main living area to offer sweeping views of the Los Angeles basin and the San Jacinto Mountains in the distance.

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February 2019 Newsletter

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Midcentury Time Capsule: Richard Neutra’s Rados Home Is Listed for $4.1M

By Claudine Zap

A Richard Neutra–designed home in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, is available for sale for the first time since it was built in 1957. It’s listed for $4.1 million.

–The Austrian-born Neutra “helped define modernism in Southern California and around the world,” the Los Angeles Conservancy asserts. The modern architect’s iconic properties include the Chuey Residence in Los Angeles and the Kaufmann House (built for the same man who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater) in Palm Springs.

As the tale goes, the Kaufmann House, with its walls of glass and transition to the outdoors, caught the eye of shipbuilder John Rados. He asked Neutra to build him a home on a hillside from which he could look over his company, Harbor Boat Building, as well as the Port of Los Angeles. 

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An Extra Large Neutra Home With Sweeping SoCal Views Lists For $4.1M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo

The Rados House is one of the largest Neutra-designed residences in the United States.

Located in Rancho Palos Verdes, a suburb of Los Angeles, the Rados House was designed by Richard Neutra in 1957 for John Rados, a prolific shipbuilder and the owner of Harbor Boat Building Company. Set at the end of a long, private driveway, the 4,000-square-foot home is carved out of the hillside and enjoys a spectacular, 270-degree view of the entire Los Angeles Basin.

For Rados—whose family fled the Austro-Hungarian Empire—Neutra’s iconic designs embodied, “postwar unpretentiousness, technological advances, and adaptability to a newly redefined world.”

The three-bedroom, four-bathroom home features an open floor plan with an upper-level living room, a television room, two dining areas, and a lower-level family room complete with a fireplace and a full bar.

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Bumper-sized Neutra house lists for $4.1m in Los Angeles

By Miles Thompson

Richard Neutra’s colossal Rados House has hit the market in Los Angeles’ Rancho Palos Verdes for $4.1m.

The sprawling, three-bedroom modernist property was designed by Neutra in 1957 for shipbuilder John Rados and unfurls across 4,000 sq ft, making 2209 Daladier Drive one of the architect’s biggest private residencies. It’s now on the market via Deasy Penner Podley.

Neutra’s signature floor-to-ceiling glass walls are used throughout Rados House to capture far-reaching views of the Los Angeles basin and the San Gabriel and San Jacinto Mountains. Rooms have a cache of original features including mahogany beams, terrazzo floors and wood-panelled interior walls.

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