Iconic cannot begin to capture the significance of Richard Neutra’s Lovell House. Perched on a hillside in Los Feliz, 4616 Dundee Drive was built by the famed Austrian-American architect—and trailblazer of modern California residential design—for naturopathic doctor, Philip Lovell. Completed in 1929, the six-bedroom, five-bath home is filled with inventive details, sleek architectural elements and features specifically crafted to accommodate Dr. Lovell’s wellness-oriented, active lifestyle and to encourage unity with the outdoors.
The Lovell House is the first steel-frame residence to be built in the U.S. and represented a turning point in Neutra’s career, placing him in an elevated category of 20th-century architectural innovators forever after. A true local landmark, the home has also had starring roles in films such as “L.A. Confidential” and “Beginners.”
Available for sale for the first time since 1961, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore a true architectural gem to its original luster.
Located up a quiet cul-de-sac, the Lovell House sits on a half-acre of terraced gardens, which boast numerous mature fruit trees. Upon arrival, the home’s three stories of windows make an immediate impression—and from the inside, they frame an utterly transfixing panoramic view of Los Angeles that captures city lights, canyon terrain, treetops, Griffith Observatory and the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
Inside the 4,807-square-foot estate, find numerous inimitable details, including a staircase illuminated by Ford Model T headlights and bedrooms that access their own private terrace, yet another design choice meant to foster a connection with nature.
The street-level entrance accesses a dedicated office and bedrooms, while the lower level contains the sprawling sun-soaked living areas, dining room and kitchen that opens to an outdoor patio and in-ground pool. Additional amenities include a detached three-car garage and ample space for more parking.
While incredibly tranquil, the Lovell House is just minutes from Los Feliz’s most popular cafes, restaurants and shopping as well as the Greek Theatre, the hiking trails of Griffith Park and the Griffith Observatory.
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4616 Dundee Drive
Landscape;Canyon;City;City Lights;Green Belt;Golf Course;Ocean;Tree Top