A Lovely, Light-Filled Neutra Home Just Listed For the First Time at $3M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Neutra alert: A midcentury modern time capsule just hit market for the first time ever.

Situated on North Tigertail Road in Brentwood, California, the Elsa and Robert Sale Residence was designed by leading modernist architect Richard Neutra in 1960. This historic 1,632-square-foot home is overflowing with authentic midcentury charm, and as 1965 photos by Julius Shulman attest, it hasn't changed much since it was built. 

The midcentury modern home features wraparound glass walls.

The midcentury modern home features wraparound glass walls.

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The home has the feel of a time capsule. 

The home has the feel of a time capsule. 

The three-bedroom, two-bath home features an open-plan living/dining/den area, sliding glass walls, wood paneling, and built-in cabinetry and seating. It's also adorned with beautiful mosaics created by the original homeowner, Elsa Sale, a Dutch-born artist. The home appears to be in pristine condition, but per the listing, "some restoration is required."

The glass walls create a strong connection with the outdoors. 

The glass walls create a strong connection with the outdoors. 

Sliding glass doors lead out to the pool.

Sliding glass doors lead out to the pool.

The home features built-ins like this bookshelf in the living space. 

The home features built-ins like this bookshelf in the living space. 

This built-in seating area backs a dividing wall that sets off the kitchen and faces a brick inlay fireplace. 

This built-in seating area backs a dividing wall that sets off the kitchen and faces a brick inlay fireplace. 

The kitchen has a breakfast bar for casual dining.

The kitchen has a breakfast bar for casual dining.

The corner fireplace has a barbecue feature on the exterior, overlooking the pool. 

The corner fireplace has a barbecue feature on the exterior, overlooking the pool. 

The master bedroom overlooks the stunning hillside scenery. 

The master bedroom overlooks the stunning hillside scenery. 

The second bedroom has bright yellow, built-in desks lining the wall. 

The second bedroom has bright yellow, built-in desks lining the wall. 

The second bedroom from another angle. 

The second bedroom from another angle. 

An Elsa Sale mosaic. 

An Elsa Sale mosaic. 

The surrounding hillside offers beautiful views and miles of hiking trails. 

The surrounding hillside offers beautiful views and miles of hiking trails. 

A view of the exterior of 1531 North Tigertail Road. 

A view of the exterior of 1531 North Tigertail Road. 

1531 North Tigertail Road, Brentwood is currently on the market for $3,000,000 and listed by Christina Hildebrand of Crosby Doe.

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