Cool Listings: An Iconic Richard Neutra-Designed Stilt House Looming Over the Valley

When it comes to jaw-dropping views, it doesn’t get much better than this: a striking mid-century house floating on the edge of the hillside, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the San Fernando Valley.

And not just any house, but one of 17 unique homes designed by legendary architect Richard Neutra propped up over the side of the Beverly Glen Canyon.

The unique homes — that jut out above the steep slope of the valley below — are located on Oakfield Drive in Sherman Oaks, and are most commonly known as Neutra’s Platform Houses.

The 17 ‘stilt homes’ were built on massive platforms that cantilever out over the edge of a steep slope, looking down onto the valley below. And one of them has just hit the market for $2.05 million.

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Listed at $2.05 million, the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home has the bones of the original Neutra-designed home, but features high-end modern finishes.

After being tastefully modernized by its current owner, acclaimed architect Donald M. Goldstein, the Platform House at 3707 Oakfield Drive in Sherman Oaks offers buyers a unique taste of L.A. history.

Spanning 1,800 square feet, the posh property is complete with a chef’s kitchen, dining room for 10+, open living room, office/ flex space.

Some of the home’s notable renovations include pyramid skylights, raised ceiling and roof lines, 300+ bottle wine cellar, Roman soaking tub and solar panels.

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The house cantilevers out over the edge of a steep slope, looking down onto the valley below.

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Offering a rich history of mid-century modern architecture in the 1960s, the gravity-defying home features sweeping views of the San Fernando Valley.

Not to mention, the infamous black metal exterior is coated with a 24-gauge Kynar finish.

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Photo credit: Andrew Orozco courtesy of The Agency