$ 8 000 000 Hollywood Hills, United States
Set on nearly an acre in the Hollywood Hills, tucked away above Mulholland in a quiet cul-de-sac, Richard Neutra's 1953 Schaarman House overlooks sweeping views of city lights and distant San Gabriel Mountains. Designed by one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, it reflects Neutra’s signature love of experimentation, connection to nature, and simple geometry — elements that made him one of the country’s most influential modernists. His unique vision is on full display in this three-bedroom, three-bath home, where walls of glass, long sweeps of beamed hardwood ceiling and a massive rough stone fireplace define the ambience. Gated, set back and hidden from the street, the home has vast pastoral views extending from both sides, an entry garden reflecting pool, expansive flat lawn and large pool. On the opposite side of the property sits a separate one-bedroom guest house hidden away by mature trees and surrounded by dramatic views. Schaarman House has appeared in many commercials and movies, highlighted by a feature role as the setting of the 2001 film The Anniversary Party starring Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline and Gwyneth Paltrow.