Obsession | The Kaufmann House

Much has been said recently about The Kaufmann Desert house. Portfolio wrote about it in the May Issue as did Men’s Vogue (sorry, can’t find that story online). J. Crew even got in on the action. The house was designed by Richard Neutra in 1946, as commissioned by Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr., a Pittsburgh department store owner. The beautiful modernist home has an amazing story and in my mind is the epitome of fashionable Palm Springs living. I believe the property is still for sale through Christie’s, If you are looking for a good place to party at next year’s Coachella.

Further Reading – The Kaufmann House in The New York Times

Photos 2, 3, 4, 5: Tim Street-Porter / NY Times | Photos 5, 6, 7, by Julius Shulman and Juergen Nogai

Comments on “Obsession | The Kaufmann House

    Paul Pincus on May 17, 2008 7:10 PM:

    Terrific post.


    Stephen Watson on May 17, 2008 7:42 PM:

    Hi Mr. Lean-

    Here is a follow up on the recent sale of the house:


    Ron Duby on May 31, 2008 12:10 AM:

    The first four photos depict the Kaufmann House; the others (starting with the pale green kitchen) are most definitely not the house.

    Michael Williams on May 31, 2008 12:31 AM:

    Dear Ron,

    Thanks for the tip. The incorrect images have been swapped out.

    A Continuous Lean

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