Sold: The J.M. Roberts Residence, Richard Neutra (1955)
621 Wrede Way, West Covina CA 91791
4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2,580 SF | 3.45 Acre Lot | Map
The J.M. Roberts Residence, Richard Neutra, 1955. While the Roberts' original request was for a more conventional ranch style home, the architect brought them around to his purely modernist aesthetic. Neutra's modular grid, spider leg detailing, & asymmetric compositions combine to create a harmony of balance, transparency, & lightness. Similar in richness to that of his Bel Air & Beverly Hills projects from the same period, his signature Texas Shellstone entrance facade, fireplaces & built-in planters are incorporated. A more than 2 year restoration led by Eric Lamers has just been completed: updating systems, recreating missing elements, & rehabilitating original details. Cork tile, original terrazzo flooring, birch paneling & built-ins, original fixtures, stainless steel firewood boxes, & more. Set atop a knoll on 3.45 private & parklike acres, surrounded by towering eucalyptus, pine, & oak trees. House, patios, yard, & pool face sweeping views of the San Gabriel Mountains, with Mt. Baldy at it's center. An idyllic setting just 22 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Neutra's inspired design now defines the ideal California lifestyle.