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Location: Los Angeles
The Skinny: Built in 1949 for Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Mr. Magoo co-creator Millard Kaufman, this 2,503-square-foot dwelling features a lower-level master suite designed by celebrated Austrian-American modernist Richard Neutra. When it was on the market back in 2012, Curbed LA could find no mention of the architect behind the rest of the home anywhere, but given that the grounds were done by landscape architect Garrett Eckbo, they guessed it was the work of the under-appreciated Josef Van der Kar, who collaborated with Eckbo on all of his projects. The four-bedroom home has redwood built-ins, long walls of glass, a fireplace in the living room, a swimming pool out back, and multiple decks and patios, from which the view looks pretty swell.
The place has changed hands a pretty remarkable six times since 1997. Since June of 2012, when it was listed by interior designer Thierry Marchand—who sold it for $1.8M to someone who later nabbed $2.2M for it in June of this year—the only obvious difference in this oft-flipped abode is that the colored walls in the non-master bedrooms and one of the bathrooms have been painted white. Fun fact: as Curbed LA reported on that occasion, the home is "sandwiched between a John Lautner, a Rudolph Schindler, and a couple of Buff & Hensmans," so it's definitely in good company.
· 3574 Multiview Drive [Zillow]