Hot Property. Thanks to a tip from Mason, we wanted to post yesterday's New York Times piece, A Landmark Modernist House Heads to Auction. Richard Neutra designed the Kaufmann House for Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. � the same man who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build Fallingwater � just outside of Palm Springs in 1946...After years of strange additions and lackluster upkeep, the house was restored to its original design by current owners, Brent Harris and Beth Edwards Harris, with the help of architects Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner. "The Harrises also bought several adjoining plots to more than double the land around the 3,200-square-foot house, restoring the desert buffer that Neutra envisioned."
Here is a sampling of some of the amazing photos from the Slideshow:
The building, with a presale estimate of $15 million to $25 million, will be part of Christie�s high-profile evening sale of postwar and contemporary art (in May, 2008).
(Pics: Tim Street-Porter/Esto, Julius Shulman and Juergen Nogai)