Richard Neutraâ€™s 1949 Millard Kaufman house is located on the South East side of the Santa Monica Mountains, and is adjacent to the Cahuenga Pass. Millard Kaufman was a screenwriter and creator of the popular cartoon character Mr. Magoo, and his wife, Lorraine, commissioned architect Richard Neutra and landscape architect Garret Eckbo, to build a house that the couple had previously designed on their own. The two-story, four-bedroom three-bathroom house is complete with wooden framework, redwood panels, and stucco and glass walls.
Michaelâ€™s first task with the Kaufman house was to restore Garret Eckboâ€™s original garden plan, utilizing native vegetation and a custom designed fountain. Neutra’s Bedroom Suite was also fully restored to reflect the architect’s original vision.
Architect: Richard Neutra
Collaboration with: Garrett Eckbo
Restoration Duration:Â April 2002-April 2003
Commissioned By: Millard Kaufman and Lorraine P Kaufman
4 bedroom 3 bathroom
Square Footage: 2,503
Lot Size:Â 12,444
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â€śRichard Josef Neutra (1892-1979).â€ť Triangle Modernist Archive. 2007-2012. Web. 2, April 2012. Link