If you have a desire to own a historical house then only read further otherwise feel free to skip. Distinguished Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House located in Palm Springs would be one of the highlighting features of the Christie’s high-profile evening sale of postwar and contemporary art scheduled for 13 May. The 1946 house takes honor in being the first house to be attributed in Ms. Saeks’ book and she happily labels it as the greatest desert house that is positioned like a sentry of novelty on a hillside in Palm Springs.
This glass, steel and stone milestone also enjoys the reputation of being the precursor of new activities in architecture, enabling to design postwar Modernism and afterwards as a product of a meticulous reinstatement in the mid-1990s, invigorating a revitalized curiosity in mid-20th-century homes. Presently the owners, Brent Harris, an investment manager by profession and Beth Edwards Harris wish to contribute to a third movement, supporting construction as a collectible skill equivalent to painting and sculpture. This makes them put it for auction. Also, word is around that the duo is on the verge to take divorce, so I think it could be a means to divide property.
In 1955 Kaufmann died, thereafter the house got passed from a sequence of owners, counting the singer Barry Manilow, thus resulting into an innovated architecture with many built-in value additions viz. light-disseminating patio, media room, bedrooms were bejeweled with floral prints. The present owners Harrises anticipate its value house is anticipated between $15 million and $25 million.
Picture Gallery: Kaufmann Modernist House