A Rare Neutra-Designed Studio Lists for the First Time at $1.6M

A Rare Neutra-Designed Studio Lists for the First Time at $1.6M

By Kathryn M.
Set in Santa Monica, the restored pied-à-terre was built for notable writer David Malcolmson in 1936.

An architectural gem is now on the market in Santa Monica, California. Perched at the top of a terraced garden lot, the small yet airy residence was originally designed in 1936 by pioneering architect Richard Neutra for local writer David Malcolmson. Over the years, the 523-square-foot space has been widely acclaimed, but has never been up for grabs—until now.

Meticulously restored to its original condition, the Baby Grand Piano Studio offers a rare chance to live and/or work in one of Neutra’s early modernist projects. Featuring an open-concept layout that can easily accommodate various needs, the dwelling also has an expansive curved wall of windows that frames striking views of the terraced garden below. 

The kitchen, sited right off the entrance, includes all new stainless steel appliances, as well as plenty of custom cabinetry. The bathroom is well lit, and features a large, tiled tub. Steps away, a walk-in wardrobe offers additional storage. 

Located in the coveted Santa Monica Canyon, the studio offers quick access to the beach, as well as a number of parks, restaurants, and shops. Scroll ahead to see inside more of the space, listed for $1,580,000.

A peek at the back of the home showcases the long, curved wall of windows and terraced lot.

491 Mesa Road in Santa Monica, California, is currently listed for $1,580,000 by James Respondek and Antonia Mollica of Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage.

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