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Home of the week: Loring House in Hollywood Hills West offers pristine example of boxcar design

This modernist residence in Hollywood Hills West is a pristine example of boxcar design, a style developed by the home's architect, Richard Neutra, in the late 1950s and '60s.

Named the Loring House for its onetime owner, choreographer Eugene Loring, the 1958-built home was later expanded by Escher GuneWardena, which added a master suite and bathroom to the original footprint. A complementary guesthouse/art studio was designed by Steven Ehrlich and completed in 1981.

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Location: 2456 Astral Drive, Los Angeles, 90046

Asking price: $5.625 million

Built: 1958

House size: Five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.65 acres

Features: Retractable glass doors; steel columns and sculptural beams; built-in shelves and desks; open-space floor plan; living room with corner fireplace; period galley-style kitchen; breakfast room; formal landscaping; bamboo garden; guesthouse/studio; swimming pool; gated driveway

About the area: In the 90046 ZIP Code, based on 34 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in November was $1.575 million, according to CoreLogic. That was a 21.4% decrease in median price year over year.

Agents: Steve Frankel, (310) 508-5008, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

To submit a candidate for Home of the Week, send high-resolution color photos via Dropbox.com, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to neal.leitereg@latimes.com.

Twitter: @LATHotProperty

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