Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Neutra, Richard J., Architect (firm); Richard Josef Neutra (architect)

Dates: constructed 1935, demolished 1972

10000 Tampa Avenue
Northridge, Los Angeles, CA 91324

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Built by the film director, Josef von Sternberg (nee Jonas Sternberg, 1894-1969) in the then-unsettled San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, CA, between the Chatsworth and Northridge neighborhoods; the novelist Ayn Rand lived in this house during the late 1940s-1963; the house and land had a value of $24,000 just after World War II and $175,000 in 1963.

Originally the von Sternberg House was situated in a walnut grove. The residence became one of Neutra's most distinctive, distinguished by its curved streamlined wall enclosing a patio. A moat also edged portions of the house. A large detached garage housed von Sternberg's collection of cars.

Demolished in 1972; a housing tract, Buckingham Estates, later occupied the site.

PCAD id: 3279