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The Lovell Health House – Los Angeles

This notable house was featured in the movie “LA Confidential” as the home of the villianous Pierce Morehouse Patchett.

The house was commissioned by Dr. Philip Lovell and designed & built by Richard Neutra between 1927-29.

The house is reputed to be the first steel frame home built in the United States. This technolgical innovation allowed for larger expanses of space and glass…allowing for more light and openness than traditional construction methods.

Nuetra was interested in cubism, transparency and hygiene. The home is heavily influenced by the International Style of architecture.

The Lovell House was added to the list of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles in 1971.

4616 Dundee Drive, Los Angeles

More info: Neutra.org


Drew de la Houssaye is an associate with THE BROKERAGE Real Estate Group Beverly Hills. Drew specializes in westside luxury real estate, renovations and probate sales. He blogs on Westside real estate, entertainment and local events. If you would like to contact him, he can be reached via twitter, facebook, LinkedIn or email.

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