They say two heads are better than one, so two architects must be better than one, too. Or, at least that’s true at this LA compound that Dirt reports is owned by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael “Flea” Balzary. Holding two architectural masterpieces, one designed by legendary Richard Neutra FAIA and one created later by Michael Maltzan FAIA, the estate is a design aficionado’s fantasy. It even has a one-bedroom cabin, designed and built by artist Peter Staley in 2020. With all this and a celebrity seller, the property’s now priced at $9.799 million.
Richard Neutra’s structure stood on the 5.7-acre grounds first, built in 1953 for his secretary, Dorothy Serulnic. The midcentury modern clocking in at 1,350 square feet has two bedrooms and one bath, making it a gorgeous guest house today. Just gather around the bear valley stone fireplace to feel totally at ease. There are also many built-ins—such as the dining room table, record player and hidden speakers, and shelves—to enjoy, all made by Neutra.
Nearby, the main house conceptualized by Michael Maltzan roughly half a century later serves a completely different look. This seven-sided, spaceship-like beauty had glass as far as the eye can see, giving way to mountain and skyline views. Anchored by a courtyard, indoor/outdoor living is effortless.
When a new owner can peel themselves away from the three distinct abodes, more treats await on the land itself. Spend mornings swimming in the Johnston Vidal-designed lap pool and evenings entertaining in the outdoor pavilion, complete with a wide screen and kitchen.
Sherri Rogers, Elisa Ritt and Anthony Stellini of Compass, and Asher Ehsani of Uhler Mortgage Solutions hold the Tujunga listing.