An Extra Large Neutra Home With Sweeping SoCal Views Lists For $4.1M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
The Rados House is one of the largest Neutra-designed residences in the United States.

Located in Rancho Palos Verdes, a suburb of Los Angeles, the Rados House was designed by Richard Neutra in 1957 for John Rados, a prolific shipbuilder and the owner of Harbor Boat Building Company. Set at the end of a long, private driveway, the 4,000-square-foot home is carved out of the hillside and enjoys a spectacular, 270-degree view of the entire Los Angeles Basin.

For Rados—whose family fled the Austro-Hungarian Empire—Neutra’s iconic designs embodied, "postwar unpretentiousness, technological advances, and adaptability to a newly redefined world." 

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The unassuming facade of the Rados House hides its greatest secret: It is one of the largest Neutra-designed houses in the United States. 

The unassuming facade of the Rados House hides its greatest secret: It is one of the largest Neutra-designed houses in the United States. 

The three-bedroom, four-bathroom home features an open floor plan with an upper-level living room, a television room, two dining areas, and a lower-level family room complete with a fireplace and a full bar.

Multiple design elements add to the home's authentic midcentury vibe. The property features massive, marine-grade mahogany beams, terrazzo floors, and wraparound floor-to-ceiling glazing. There is even an element of clever repurposing: the swimming pool area features doors with porthole windows from one of Rados' company's ships.

Beyond the stone wall and slatted wood siding, the home features over 4,000 square feet of living space carefully carved into the hillside. The glazed entry leads to an expansive open plan living space. 

Beyond the stone wall and slatted wood siding, the home features over 4,000 square feet of living space carefully carved into the hillside. The glazed entry leads to an expansive open plan living space. 

The stunning living room views hit you just as you enter. 

The stunning living room views hit you just as you enter. 

The living area features a hanging stainless steel hearth. 

The living area features a hanging stainless steel hearth. 

Floor-to-ceiling glazing creates a strong connection with the site's breathtaking views.

Floor-to-ceiling glazing creates a strong connection with the site's breathtaking views.

The 270-degree view of the entire Los Angeles Basin includes vistas of the San Gabriel and San Jacinto Mountains as well as Dana Point.

The 270-degree view of the entire Los Angeles Basin includes vistas of the San Gabriel and San Jacinto Mountains as well as Dana Point.

The open kitchen overlooks the dining area. 

The open kitchen overlooks the dining area. 

The master suite features wood paneling and extensive glazing, in keeping with the design of the home.

The master suite features wood paneling and extensive glazing, in keeping with the design of the home.

The master suite also boasts breathtaking views and sliding doors which lead out to a small terrace. 

The master suite also boasts breathtaking views and sliding doors which lead out to a small terrace. 

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A terrace is located just off the master suite. 

A terrace is located just off the master suite. 

The master bath has "his and her" dressing rooms and a spa bath. 

The master bath has "his and her" dressing rooms and a spa bath. 

The second bedroom has views of the pool. 

The second bedroom has views of the pool. 

The third bedroom features a groovy stone inlay wall, which carries into the home from the exterior.

The third bedroom features a groovy stone inlay wall, which carries into the home from the exterior.

The lower level features an additional living room with a cozy inlaid stone fireplace and a view of the pool. 

The lower level features an additional living room with a cozy inlaid stone fireplace and a view of the pool. 

The lower-level living space also features a marine-grade mahogany beamed ceiling. 

The lower-level living space also features a marine-grade mahogany beamed ceiling. 

The upper level has access to the pool area via an outdoor staircase. The lower level features doors with porthole windows repurposed from one of Rados' company's ships.

The upper level has access to the pool area via an outdoor staircase. The lower level features doors with porthole windows repurposed from one of Rados' company's ships.

The pool area. 

The pool area. 

A view of the exterior of the home. 

A view of the exterior of the home. 

2209 Daladier Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes is currently on the market for $4,100,000 and listed by Matthew Berkley, Mike Deasy, and George Penner of Deasy Penner Podley.

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