Richard Neutra, The Sale Residence

Richard Neutra - Elsa and Robert Sale Residence - Living room

Tucked away on top of a winding mountain road in California’s Brentwood, a gorgeous midcentury modern home residence rests amidst luscious nature.

The Elsa and Robert Sale Residence was built in 1960 at the tip of Tigertail Road by the Austrian-American architect Richard Neutra. Surrounded by plush hillside as well as offering miles of hikeable paths, this home is a laid back getaway from the commotion of city life.

Richard Neutra - Elsa and Robert Sale Residence - Kitchen
Richard Neutra - Elsa and Robert Sale Residence - Living Room

Owing to its placement on top of the mountain, the home offers an enchanting birdseye view of the surrounding hillside landscape. It was no accident that the view extends all the way down, catching glimpses of the city as well as the coastline – the architect deliberately planned for the residence to bestow maximum panoramic views. Floor to ceiling windows through the whole of the home ensure advantageous lookout points from various angles. 

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The midcentury homes living room blends vintage with modern interior decor, creating a homely atmosphere. Wooden floors and natural colours of beige, greens and browns are harmonious with the view outside, creating the effect of the outdoors as a seamless extension to the inside. 

Richard Neutra - Elsa and Robert Sale Residence - Living Room

The homes open plan kitchen mixes red brick with wooden materials used for the kitchen’s cupboards and walls to separate the kitchen from another lounging area, which provides yet another ideal spot to take a rest and let the mind wander while enjoying the serene view of the hillside.  

Outside at the side of the house, a swimming pool is sunk into the stone patio. Floor to ceiling windows from the dining area slide open, facilitating easy access from inside to out and vice versa. Aside from three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this midcentury home design entertains open plan living. In conjunction with the organic hues of the interior decor, the home poses a loving, cordial aura as well as what you would call living within nature.

Richard Neutra - Elsa and Robert Sale Residence - Living Room
Richard Neutra - Elsa and Robert Sale Residence - dining room
Richard Neutra - Elsa and Robert Sale Residence - outside
Richard Neutra - Elsa and Robert Sale Residence - pool

Richard Neutra - Elsa and Robert Sale Residence - exterior pool
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