Kaufmann House, via LA Times
The Kaufmann House, designed in 1946 by Richard Neutra, hit the auction stand at Christie’s Tuesday night. The house was expected to go for anywhere between $15 to $25 million but landed at the lower end of the estimate with a $16.84 million sale. The house was included in Christie’s Postwar and contemporary art auction and although the sale did not meet it’s highest expectation, the property is still the highest priced modernist house to be sold as an architectural collectible. The 5.1 bedroom home sits on 2.1 acres in Palm Springs, California. It was commissioned by Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr., a Pittsburgh department store owner.