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Legorreta's Modernist Casa Shapiro Compound Seeks $11M


It's been about four month's since Casa Shapiro, the blocky red modernist compound built in 1991 by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, appeared on the L.A. market for the not-at-all insubstantial price of $10.995M. Where have all the architecturally versed big spenders gotten off to, when they should be eagerly lining up to become Legorreta owners, like George Clooney and Cindy Crawford before them? Especially given the fact that Casa Shapiro, with its colorful and unaccented exterior, so plainly evidences the influence of the much-beloved Luis Barragán, Legorreta's mentor, on his work. Seriously, what gives?

The walled property sits on three-quarters of an acre in Brentwood, with six bedrooms and eight baths spread out over about 8,200 square feet. The inside looks earthy and warm, not unlike the Manhattan duplex that Legoretta designed, framed by, as the listing puts it, "masterfully placed windows, emphatic walls & rich plank flooring." The grounds also includes an outdoor dining room, a pool equipped with spa and cabana, and a paddle tennis court. Last sold in 1997 for $3.3M, it might be due for a price cut soon, but why wait, folks?

· Ricardo Legorreta's Modernist Casa Shapiro Compound Asking $11 Million in Brentwood [Curbed LA]
· 153 S Burlingame Ave [Zillow]
· An Unlikely Piece of Legorreta Architecture Hides in... NYC. [Curbed National]
· Inside George Clooney's and Cindy Crawford's Mexican Villas [Curbed National]