Outdoor, Front Yard, and Trees Originally sited on 14 acres of avocado and lime trees, the 2,580-square-foot residence was designed by Richard Neutra for James Roberts, a successful businessman in the manufacturing business, and his wife in 1955. A horse and several sheep roamed the property. Listing agent Nate Cole shares this anecdote:  Photo 2 of 9 in Nearly Slated For Destruction, a Restored Neutra in West Covina Asks $1.8M