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Large Bel Air Estate Sells for Over $33 Million

The Doheny estate in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles has sold for more than $33 million, according to people with knowledge of the deal.

Doheny estate in Bel-Air finds a buyer

It looks like former First Lady Nancy Reagan just got a new neighbor. The nearby Doheny estate in Bel-Air has sold for more than $33 million. The exact purchase price has yet to make its way into the public record.

Kronish House in Beverly Hills Sells, Averting Demolition

The Richard Neutra-designed Kronish house, which faced demolition this month in Beverly Hills, has sold for $12.8 million to an undisclosed buyer…Susan Smith, the real-estate agent who helped broker the deal, said that the house was purchased in the name of a trust, and that the buyers had been looking for a property with architectural history.

Richard Neutra-designed Kronish house sells for $12.8 million

The Richard Neutra-designed Kronish house in Beverly Hills has sold for $12.8 million. In April, the iconic residence came on the market for the first time in more than 30 years, listed at $13,995,000…The buyers, who took the property in a trust and were not identified, plan to restore the home, according to listing agent Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills. They were represented by Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills..

House of the Day: Beverly Hills Kronish House

The six-bedroom house was completed in 1955 for Herbert Kronish. ‘It is a very large house, especially for the 1950s,’ said real-estate broker Susan Smith. ‘Herbert Kronish built it for his [second] wife and was hoping to have children, but never did,’ she said. The pool, shown here, has since been drained.

Richard Neutra home in Beverly Hills: Just another tear-down?

From Link: LA Times
Attention, hedge funders, oligarchs, princes and billionaire kids who own private jets. Here’s a deal only for you. The Kronish House at 9439 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, is now for sale for about $14 million

Beverly Hills Finally Working on Preserving Its Historic Buildings

Late last night the Beverly Hills City Council asked the Planning Commission to start work on a historic preservation ordinance for the city, which Beverly Hills, with all its old buildings, has never had. A lot of good buildings have died or been mortally wounded in the fight for protection in Beverly Hills over the years–John Lautner’s Shusett House, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford’s famous Pickfair estate, the domed Beverly Theater. But the Richard Neutra-designed Kronish House seems to be the last straw.

Saving Richard Neutra’s Kronish House

From Link: Take Sunset

The Kronish House was built in 1955 by legendary architect Richard Neutra. It is one of only three Neutra designs built in Beverly Hills and is the only home that remains intact–one was demolished, the other completely altered.

The residence was sold in a foreclosure auction in January for $5.8 million and put back on the market in April. A new buyer is now trying to demolish the home. The City of Beverly Hills has no protection for its historic structures, so there is no way to stop the demolition other than finding a preservation-minded buyer or through action by the City Council.

LA Conservancy Seeks to Spare Neutra Home from Demolition

A campaign to prevent the demolition of a Beverly Hills home designed by famed modern architect Richard Neutra is being spearheaded by the Los Angeles Conservancy.

“We want to get the attention of the community and convey the gravity of the issue,” said Adrian Scott Fine, the L.A. Conservancy’s director of advocacy. “There is no way to stop the demolition other than finding a preservation-minded buyer or through action by the City Council. We are reaching out to the folks who live and vote in Beverly Hills. You are the ones who really matter.”

Last Beverly Hills Richard Neutra Designed House At Jeopardy Of Being Demolished

The last remaining Beverly Hills house designed by World War II Architect Richard Neutra has been put into jeopardy after owner Soda Partners, LLC. applied for a demolition permit earlier this month. The demolition permit was not granted because Soda had not completed all of the precautions necessary before demolition, but that doesn’t mean the house is safe. The Kronish house at 9439 Sunset Blvd. was built in the 1950s, the last of three designed by Neutra in Beverly Hills.

Letter to Beverly Hills City Council RE: Kronish House Demolition

From Link: Neutra.org

Honorable Councilmembers and Mayor:

By way of this petition, supported by many letters you may already have seen, we urge City Council to review the matter concerning the potential demolition of this singular single-family residence at 9439 Sunset, the Kronish House, designed by Richard and Dion Neutra and completed in 1955. The property was previously surveyed and is included in the City’s historic resources inventory. Demolition of a historic property of this high caliber by world-renowned architects. the Neutras, would cause harm to the City’s reputation through the loss of a nationally significant masterpiece of Modern architecture.

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