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Beautifully restored Neutra in West Covina returns asking $1.8M

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“On a parklike 3.5-acre setting”

Photos by Cameron Carothers

Well, well, well, if it isn’t the J.M. Roberts Residence! Welcome back, old chum. Things were looking a little dicey for the Richard Neutra-designed midcentury modern when it last came to market in 2014, its listing copy sprinkled with ominous phrases like “developer’s dream” and “if new owner chooses to keep it.”

Happily, the Roberts Residence’s next owner did choose to keep it, and even better, treated it to a painstaking two-year restoration with input from noted Neutra expert Barbara Lamprecht. The home has just emerged from the revamp looking drop-dead gorgeous.

Measuring 2,580 square feet, the house contains four bedrooms, three baths, and guest/staff quarters. Features include cork and terrazzo flooring, a double interior fireplace with stainless steel firewood boxes, original tile and built-ins (including a master bedroom vanity), beamed ceilings, and walls of glass offering head-on views of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The parklike grounds contain a kidney-shaped pool and koi pond as well as massive eucalyptus, pine, and oak trees.

Asking price for the 3.5-acre property is $1.795 million.