Coming to market for the first time in more than twenty years is this Brentwood residence originally built for radio personality John Nesbitt and designed by Richard Neutra. Best known for his radio and film series The Passing Parade, Nesbitt previously owned Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House, for which he hired Wright to add a swimming pool and billiard room with fireplace. However, the announcer didn't even enjoy the Ennis's pool and pool table for a full two years before moving into his Neutra-designed home in 1942. Per the invaluable Triangle Modernist Houses, the residence won a Distinguished Honor Award from the Southern California AIA in January 1947. And per its listing, it's since been "restored & renovated by acclaimed designer Barbara Barry and architect David Serrurier." Sited on a .57-acre lot, the property features three bedrooms, four and a half baths, three fireplaces, beamed ceilings, concrete slab and brick floors, separate guest quarters, a swimming pool, and some very tiny sinks. Asking price for the 3,443 square foot home is $7.995 million.
· 414 Avondale Avenue Los Angeles, CA [Estately]