Back in the late 1950s, acclaimed modernist architect Richard Neutra was commissioned to create this Los Angeles residence for dancer/choreographer Eugene Loring. Aptly known as the “Loring House,” the property went on to trade hands a few times before selling to Cassandra Grey — widow of late Paramount chief Brad Grey — in 2018 for $5.6 million.
Now, four years later, the founder of the Violet Grey beauty empire is hoisting the place back up for sale with listing agent Carl Gambino of Compass, asking a smidge under $8 million. Extensively restored and expanded through the years, the boxcar-style residence comes complete with a couple of additions by other noted architects, Escher GuneWardena and Steven Ehrlich, and includes a total of four bedrooms and five baths.
Perched atop a knoll on the eastern border of the Trebek Open Space, on almost three-quarters of an acre overlooking Sylvan Canyon views, the main white stucco and spiderleg-columned structure is accessed via a lengthy gated driveway. Inside, a light-filled living room boasts a custom Neutra-designed fireplace tricked out with brick and an outrigger beam, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors spill out to an al fresco dining patio on one side, and a pool and grassy lawn on the other.
An adjacent dining area connects to the kitchen, and adding extra panache to the main house is GuneWardena’s glass-paned master suite annex. Resting on a site Neutra had proposed for a future bedroom in his original plans, it features a dressing area, plus a bath equipped with dual vanities and a walk-in shower.
As for Erlich’s white and green-trimmed two-story guesthouse/art studio addition, it’s spotlighted by expansive greenhouse-style windows framing an open space adorned with a living/dining area and kitchen. Doors open to a tree-shaded deck, while a steel staircase leads to the lofty sleeping quarters.