Richard "Dick" Tufeld Residence by Notable Architect Gregory Ain Hits the Market in Studio City For The First Time Ever
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On the market for the first time ever is the Richard "Dick" Tufeld Residence by notable architect, Gregory Ain. This property is indeed listed for the first time since being built in 1953 as the property records show that the property is owned by the Tufeld Family Trust with Richard Tufeld as the trustee. Also, this property is confirmed to be designed by Gregory Ain with both Wikipedia and North Carolina Modernist Houses mentioning this residence by Ain.
Ain studied was influenced by recognized architects Rudolph Schindler (here, here, and here) and Richard Neutra and later worked under Neutra from 1930 to 1935. Ain designed many homes in the LA area including large housing tracts such as Mar Vista in LA that was designated as a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone by the city in 2003. Ain has also designed many homes throughout the SFV particularly in the hills area like the Kaye Residence in Tarzana, Beckman Houses in Sherman Oaks, the Community Homes in Reseda which was a housing cooperative that was never built. You can view more Ain designed properties in the SFV by searching the North Carolina Modernist Houses site.
The home measures 4 Beds/3.5 Baths on 2,388 sqft on a total lot size of 0.25 acres built in 1953 located at 11020 Wrightwood Place Studio City. It hit the market on April 30, 2014 for $1,695,000 and appears to be very much in original condition. The landscaping was also completed by Garrett Eckbo. The listing description states:
Gregory Ain, Architect. Garrett Eckbo, Landscape Architect. First time on the market: The Tufeld Residence, 1953. Ain explored social issues through his progressive views with an emphasis on the flexible use of work, leisure and outdoor space planned to circulate activities throughout the house, & technology to facilitate daily living. Shortly after moving in, Adrienne Tufeld wrote a relative: "The house is as modern as tomorrow~~~it has a freezer, dishwasher, and garbage disposal. " Postwar, these appliances and the television were badges of modern living. Designed for TV/Radio Announcer Dick Tufeld and his family, Ain's social living plan is cohesively integrated with Garrett Eckbo's abstract garden landscape. Vistas of the Hollywood Hills are framed within the house. Eckbo's oval pool, set within a circular pattern incorporating lawn and hardscape, presents contrasting geometries to Ain's rectilinear architecture. The original historic fabric is mostly intact and in good condition.You can view more SFV Architecture and Real Estate here.