Roscomare Road, Estate of the Day
It seems that in Southern California saying a home was inspired by Richard Neutra is becoming the equivalent of saying a home is Frank Lloyd Wright influenced in other parts of the country. The LA Times Hot Property column brought my attention to this Bel-Air homed which was once owned by Irene Kassorla,"the psychologist and author once described by Merv Griffin as the 'shrink to the stars'" and is currently owned by another student of the mind, Dr. William Bondareff, a professor of psychiatry at USC's Keck School of Medicine. Bondareff and his wife Rita are headed up the coast to Carmel so this Neutra-inspired three-bedroom home is on the market. The home has beautiful outdoor space including a custom pool with a "wall of stone and water" which helps create a tranquil garden setting. The home's rich wood interior includes a study/library. I like that it has maintained its 1960s-1970s sensibilities and it seems a lot cozier than most Neutras I've seen. It is listed at $2.195 million.