Sunday, March 02, 2008

J.Crew goes to the Kaufmann House

I love being an architect, but the second you mention to someone that your profession is architecture this is what they say: "Do you love Frank Llyod Wright?"  Yes, I think Wright was a brilliant architect but there were also many other amazing modern architects during his time. Richard Neutra (1892-1970)  was one of those Architects, he moved to the U.S. from Vienna in 1923 and for a very short time worked for F.L. Wright.  He then went on to build houses in the hills of Southern California.  One of his most famous houses was the Kaufmann House in Palm Springs which was designed for Edgar J. Kaufmann, the same man who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build Fallingwater. It was a masterpiece of  glass, steel and stone.  What inspired me to post about this house was the j.crew site.  I went to go check out some of their new spring stuff and noticed that they had done their spring photo shoot at the house, I can't wait to get my catalogue! 

This is the house in it's current condition, in 1992 the now current owners Brent and Beth Harris bought the house for 1.5 million and restored it to it's original glory.  They are now getting a divorce and the house is up for auction, the pre-sale estimates are between $15-25 million.  

 These pictures are from 1970, the owner of the home is pictured in all yellow.

1 comment:

Be the change..... said...

such a fantastic house! wish i could scrounge up 25 mill!