Famed Kaufmann House in Palm Springs on market for $25M

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The iconic Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, designed by Richard Neutra and made internationally famous in Slim Aarons’ “Poolside Gossip” photograph, is on the market for $25 million. The listing for the home says it’s “an investment in one of the world’s most important treasures of modernism.”Built in the late 1940s of metal, glass, and Utah stone, the Kaufmann House exemplifies indoor-outdoor living with a roofed, open-air patio space and an outdoor space known as the Gloriette room that offers one-of-a-kind views of the adjacent San Jacinto Mountains.  More:Modernism Week fall preview is here. 5 virtual events not to missThe asking price would set a record for Palm Springs residential real estate, even compared to other architectural gems: The Bob Hope house, designed by John Lautner, sold for $13 million in 2016 after being listed with an asking price of $50 million, while Lautner’s Arthur Elrod house sold for $7.7 million earlier that year. The priciest sale on record in the Coachella Valley was Larry Ellison’s Porcupine Creek estate in Rancho Mirage, for which he paid $42.9 million in 2011 and now plans to turn into an exclusive six-start resort.The remarkable design of the Kaufmann House is just as famous as its history. Neutra designed …

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