Richard Neutra’s Enchanting Taylor House Seeks $1.75M

Richard Neutra’s Enchanting Taylor House Seeks $1.75M

By Kathryn M.
Nestled into a hillside in Glendale, California, this glass box overlooks an open space preserve.

Architect Richard Neutra’s 1961 Taylor House is surrounded by woodlands and enjoys the privacy of a quiet, dead-end street. Its glass walls, open layout, and sightlines lend a sense of expansiveness and connection to nature.

In 1961, Richard Neutra built a pied-à-terre for empty nesters Maurice and Marceil Taylor. An obscured front facade provides privacy from the street, although not much is needed given the home’s location atop a steep, dead-end street in the Verdugo Mountains north of Glendale, California.

A description of the home in Taschen’s Richard Neutra: Complete Works describes the home this way: "Surrounded by oaks, the small house is spacious, highly organized, easy-going. No attitude. What looks to be a judicious use of lines and planes unfolds into a complex integration of events that knit the house together seamlessly and created the context for dwelling."

At the home's main entry, a simple dark burlap panel eases the transition between public and private spaces while delaying the reveal of home's enchanting views.

Now nearly 60 years after its construction, the Taylor House was recently listed for $1,750,000. The current and longtime homeowner restored the 1,477-square-foot dwelling about a decade ago, preserving many of Neutra’s details and outfitting the interior with vintage midcentury furniture. The kitchen appears largely in vintage, if not original, condition, as does the living room and two bedrooms. Keep scrolling to see more of this nature lover’s retreat in the Verdugo Mountains.

A brick fireplace divides several spaces within the otherwise open-concept floor plan. In the background, floor-to-ceiling mahogany cabinetry creates privacy and a transition along the hallway into the master suite.

Looking north in the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors make the transition between indoors and appear nonexistent. A large patio surrounds the home, shaded by several large California live oaks.

The kitchen features mahogany cabinets and vintage appliances. Large windows stretch along the wall and warm the space with natural light.

On the opposite side of the kitchen, a small dining area sits within a nook surrounded by views of the backyard. 

Floor-to-ceiling windows continue into the master suite, situated at the southeast corner of the home. Basking in natural light, the space is a calming refuge.

An outdoor shower provides even greater connection with nature and the California sun.

The half-acre lot backs up to the Verdugo Mountains Open Space Preserve, affording the home with privacy, wildlife, and the natural landscape.

The Taylor House, located at 3816 Lockerbie Court in Glendale, CA, is currently listed for $1,750,000 by Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates, Inc.

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