Neutra’s Kronish Saved at Last

Newsletter, West
Monday, October 17, 2011

Kronish House (courtesy LA Conservancy/©J Paul Getty Trust)

After a lengthy battle Richard Neutra’s Kronish House in Beverly Hills has been saved. Completed in 1955, the house, considered one of Neutra’s finest (and largest), came very close to its demise this summer after its new owners refused preservationists’ pleas and began the demolition process. But after the outcry got louder, the owners placed the demolition on hold, and now a buyer with an interest in restoring the home has just closed on the house.

Redfin lists the price at $12.8 million, and the buyer remains a mystery. Meanwhile the city of Beverly Hills still has no preservation ordinance, although officials claim to be developing one. Let’s get moving Beverly Hills, before another masterpiece isn’t so lucky.

©J Paul Getty Trust

4 Responses to “Neutra’s Kronish Saved at Last”

  1. Fabio Pradarelli says:

    Finally some good news from L.A.; such cultural piece of architecture must be saved agaist ignorance and any kind of speculation….see Fickett’s West Hollywood Library.

  2. Debra Pickrel says:

    This is superb news, Sam. Nice that the community doesn’t have a Maslon tragedy on its hands. I agree with your sentiment…time for a preservation ordinance in Beverly Hills before disaster looms again.

  3. Susan Friedman says:

    Thank you Sam.

    Come on Beverly Hills!

  4. Maggie Smart says:

    This is terrific!! Next up on the chopping block is a Bart Prince house on Grayfox in Malibu about to be demolished!!..! lets hope some buzz gets created to save that one too.

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