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Neutra’s Clark Residence hits market for $4.25M in Pasadena

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The spiffy 1957 modern was restored by Marmol Radziner

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After seeing Richard Neutra deliver a lecture in 1955, John and DeVee Clark—a musician and a teacher—commissioned the brilliant architect to design a home for them and their two children in Pasadena’s Linda Vista neighborhood. One of two Neutras in Pasadena, the house was completed in 1957 at a cost of $43,000.

The Clark family owned the property for nearly five decades, finally selling it in 2002. It traded hands once again in 2015, and, having undergone a respectful restoration and updating courtesy of Marmol Radziner, is now making only its third-ever appearance on the market.

Measuring 1,972 square feet, the buffed-and-polished residence has three bedrooms, two baths, and such midcentury modern calling cards as sliding glass walls, clerestory windows, and a stacked stone fireplace.

Other noteworthy features include built-in furniture, a heated pool, lush gardens designed by Isamu Watanabe, and panoramic views. Asking price for the 0.6-acre property is about a hundred times its original build price: $4.25 million.