ARCHITECT's Miabelle Salzano reports that while there are only four of modernist architect Richard Neutra's iconic creations left in San Fransisco after one was illegally razed last year, according to Curbed, his work runs thick throughout Southern California, including the J.M. Roberts Residence that went on the market last year and the Kun Housethat was famously photographed by Julius Shulman. Now, Neutra's 1937 Darling House has hit the market for the first time in 81 years.
The Darling House was one of the first International Style houses in the San Francisco, according to Docomomo NOCA. Neutra connected the structure to the surrounding neighborhood using a naturally finished redwood siding as opposed to stucco or metal, which he was partial to at the time. The stacked series of cubic volumes and steel ribbon windows contrast with the more traditional architecture of the surrounding houses.
Also known as 90 Woodland Avenue, the wood-sheathed residence boasts three bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms over two stories and 1,964 square feet, according to the listing. Inside, its glass walls frame views of the wooded gardens, nearby Mt. Sutro, and downtown San Francisco. “This property is a special opportunity for someone that appreciates San Francisco history, the story that architecture tells and the quintessential San Francisco views, including the iconic skyline,” said Linda Gridley, one of the listing agents. The house's lot has a total of 3,711 square feet.