Iconic Mid Century Chuey House Up For Sale As Tear-Down
The Richard Neutra-designed Chuey house in the Hollywood Hills has been put up for sale, but the listing claims it's a "truly unique development opportunity," hinting that the iconic home might not live for much longer.
The home was built in 1956 for poet Josephine Ain and her third husband, painter Robert Chuey. Ain had lived in a Neutra house earlier in her life, according to Architectural Digest. In reference to her Hollywood Hills home, she told Neutra "[y]ou are an alchemist who has transmuted earth, house, and sky into a single enchantment."
The Redfin listing includes no photo of the house's exterior; instead, it highlights the views from the property and the extensive land on the lot. It's listed at $10.5 million as "TWO extraordinary contiguous lots, owned by the same family since 1954." The home is located at 2460 Sunset Plaza Dr.
According to Curbed, the home went to Josephine Chuey's niece and nephew, Gigi and Paul Sheperd, after her death in 2004. The Sheperds filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June; the listing says "all sales subject to approval of bankruptcy court."
Vintage interior photos can be found in the Getty's online collection.