The Kaufmann Desert House, aka Kaufmann House, was commissioned by Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. and designed by Austrian émigré Richard Neutra, a former colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright. This house was one of Neutra’s last residential American homes, and it became one of his masterworks thanks to its abstract geometry and beautiful desert mountain landscape.
The residential property looks as if it could have been built recently but, in fact, it was built in Palm Springs, California in 1947. The house recently sold for a modern price: $19 million.
The Kaufmann house is representative of the modernist architecture movement which includes 69 categories such as modern architecture, futurist architecture, Neomodern architecture, the Open Air School, and covers movements that occurred at the turn of the 20th century.
Frank Lloyd Wright himself built Fallingwater for Kaufmann.
The following video is a look at the Kaufmann Desert House:
References and related content:
- Richard Neutra- The Kaufmann House Home Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodel and Decor
- Kaufman House by Richard Neutra, Palm Springs, CA
- Kaufmann Desert House – Richard Neutra – Great Buildings Architecture