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Neutra Designed Stone-Fisher Speculative Platform Home in Sherman Oaks Hits the Market

[Update June 5, 2013]: This home sold for $675,000 on May 30, 2013 which was $24,000 less than the original asking price but $336,500 above the original purchase price of $338,500 on May 31, 1990.

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3701 Oakfield Drive
2 Beds/2 Baths on 1,432 sqft on a total lot size of 0.52 acres built in 1966 with an asking price of $699,000.      This was home was last purchased on May 31, 1990 for $338,500. There are several of these homes on this street designed by the renowned architect Richard Neutra with William Beckett and are known as the Stone-Fisher Speculative Platform houses. In addition to this home, Neutra has designed numerous homes in the SFV (as well as the world) discussed on this blog with one of his most notable being demolished in the 70's which was the Josef Von Sternberg house in Northridge. A similar home last sold on September 3, 2010 for $920,000 at 3737 Oakfield Drive. Currently, there is a similar home down at 3733 with an original asking price of $899,000 that was reduced to $800,000 and has been on the market since November 7, 2012 so it will be interesting to see who sells first and at what asking price. 

The listing description states:
Architectural icon Richard Neutra's "Platform Home" offers stunning million dollar views and sunsets to blow your mind! Perched above Sherman Oaks and seconds from Bel-Air, this pavilion-in-the-sky is ideal for anyone desiring to live in a modern environment steeped in design history. The innovative floor plan offers a spectacular and spacious view-lover's balcony next to the generous living room with fireplace and dining room, both of which are steps away from the chic, galley kitchen. The master suite is a Zen-like retreat incorporating a spa, private patio, bath and large walk-in closet. An additional bedroom (or den) plus bath completes the bedroom wing. This is indeed a unique offering awaiting its next aesthetically-oriented steward.
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