From oceanfront properties in the Beach Cities to estates perched high atop the peninsula, the South Bay personifies the Southern California lifestyle. The Palos Verdes Peninsula (encompassing Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes Estates, and Rancho Palos Verdes) and Manhattan Beach are two of the wealthiest communities in the U.S.—with high-ranking school districts and price tags to prove it. Best known as the home of Southern California’s aerospace industry (and forward-thinking SpaceX), the South Bay also boasts an impressive number of Neutra houses (mainly on the peninsula), along with designs from Lloyd Wright and Schindler, and striking contemporary residences that deftly blend the indoor and outdoor living. Locals favor craft beer and charcuterie at Abigaile, massages at the oceanfront resort, Terrenea, and playing 18 holes at the jaw-dropping Trump National Golf Club.
By Adrienne Gaffney In 1957, renowned architect Richard Neutra built a hillside home in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., for John Rados, a fellow Austrian immigrant, and his wife. ‘They wanted a very clean, simple house. Simple in that it was very smooth lines and stuff like that,’ says their grandson, Bob Rados, Jr. His grandfather... Keep reading →
By Emma Sarappo If you’re searching for an older home with plenty of history, I might not initially stand out. After all, I was built in 1957, which is quite young in a dense field of 18th- and 19th-century architecture. But when you step back and take a real look at me, my clean lines and... Keep reading →
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... Keep reading →
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... Keep reading →
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... Keep reading →