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Home of the Week: Bel-Air home by Richard Neutra is polished to perfection

Home of the Week: Bel-Air home by Richard Neutra is polished to perfection
Outside, lush landscaping. Inside: contemporary finishes that mesh with the architect's vision. (Jim Bartsch)

Known as the Hammerman Residence, this Richard Neutra-designed home expands on its modernist roots with a mix of sleek and contemporary notes that start at the floating staircase beyond the front door. Eye-catching elements include chrome countertops in the kitchen and a stainless-steel-finished fireplace that runs from floor to ceiling in the living room. Adjacent to the fireplace is a sliding wood wall that conceals a wet bar.

The details

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Location: 201 Bentley Circle, Bel-Air, 90049

Asking price: $13.5 million

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Year built: 1954

House size: 4,315 square feet, four bedrooms, four bathrooms

Lot size: 0.52 acres

Features: Clean lines; walls of floor-to-ceiling windows; custom built-ins; Crestron home automation; steel floating staircase; hidden wet bar; living room with chrome wall fireplace; updated kitchen with chrome-topped island; formal dining room; family room; updated master suite bathroom; swimming pool; lush landscaping; jetliner views

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About the area: In the 90049 ZIP Code, based on 30 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in November was $3.084 million, according to CoreLogic. That was a 5.7% increase in median price year over year.

Agents: Drew Fenton and Amber Cohen, Hilton & Hyland, (310) 858-5474

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.

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