This Week’s Featured Estate by Sotheby’s International Realty: Monumental Architectural Compound

Monumental Architectural Compound

La Crescenta, CA, United States


This lush, country-living compound has not one, but two single-level, architectural beauties: The Dorothy Serulnic Residence and the Maltzan Structure.

The Dorothy Serulnic Residence (built in 1953 by Richard Neutra) is an indoor/outdoor wonder that features glass walls that overlook splendid mountain and city views; the home has a Bear Valley stone fireplace, a classic Neutra built-in sofa and cabinet, and public rooms that are open and welcoming. It also has built-in furniture throughout, along with vanities, desk top reveals and a sliding Neutra kitchen table.

The Maltzan Structure

Michael Maltzan’s Maltzan Structure is a 7-sided shape comprised of triangles and polygons. The rooms are discovered as one makes a circular journey through the interior. All rooms are anchored by an elevated interior open courtyard, which is the core of the architectural experience. The living room has magnificent city and mountain views. The home also boasts a small office, and a cozy den revealed by turning a corner. The master bedroom is defined by triangular walls, accompanied by an oversized bathroom accented with remarkable tile work.