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Dion Neutra's Scheimer House in Tarzana Hits the Market For the First Time Ever; The Home of Filmation's Founder

Images courtesy John Aaroe Group
18918 La Montana Pl
4 Beds/5 Baths on 5,500 sqft on a total lot size of 2.88 acres built in 1972 in Tarzana available for $5.5 million on November 2, 2015. This home was designed by Dion Neutra, the son of legendary architect, Richard Neutra, who designed many significant architectural homes in the SFV and beyond (click on link for list of homes). The home was owned by the late Louis Scheimer who was the genius behind Saturday morning cartoons who ran Filmation Studios in Reseda best known for He-Man, Fat Albert, Star Trek, and The Original Ghostbusters. Filmation sadly closed its doors in 1989 after being acquired by Westinghouse. You can read an in depth article about Filmation in Reseda and Scheimer who passed away on October 2013, two days before his 85th birthday. 

Scheimer commissioned Neutra to build this home and therefore it's the first time on the market. So you have the son of the greatest architect and a legend behind cartoons and I am just foaming at the mouth wishing I could buy this home although the $1K per square foot price tag is not helping one bit. This is definitely going to need a special buyer as similar sized homes in the area are going for half that price. So good luck to the family and realtor with this sale. Also the square footage is incorrect at 5,226 so that actual price per sqft is $1,052. 

From an architectural standpoint, the home's beauty speaks for itself as seen in the limited pics below. 

The listing description states:
Richard and Dion Neutra, 1972: One of the most significant architectural offerings in the U. S. Neutra was a master at integrating architecture within it's natural surroundings with the home sitting atop an expansive, nearly 3 acre, promontory with breathtaking 360 degree views. This estate boasts 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, an incredible outdoor space which features a sparkling swimmer's pool, hot tub and unique designer water features flowing seamlessly through the house. This home is truly an architectural masterpiece.
You can view more SFV Architecture and R.E. here.

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