Home of the Week: A shipbuilder’s Neutra in Rancho Palos Verdes


At just over 5,000 square feet, this postwar residence by Richard Neutra is among the largest homes designed by the modernist architect in the U.S.

Named for its original owner, shipbuilder John Rados, the striking two-story surveys the Port of Los Angeles from its hillside vantage in Rancho Palos Verdes. Among features of the house are marine-grade mahogany beams, floor-to-ceiling windows and period fireplaces. A porthole window and door procured from one of Rados’ projects were also integrated into the design.

The details


Location: 2209 Daladier Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275

Asking price: $4.1 million

Built: 1957

Living area: 5,185 square feet, three bedrooms, four bathrooms

Lot size: 1.27 acres

Features: Marine-grade wood beams; Terrazzo flooring; floor-to-ceiling windows; two dining rooms; family room with bar; living room with suspended fireplace; period kitchen; terrace patios; swimming pool; unobstructed ocean views

About the area: In the 90275 ZIP Code, based on 24 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in December was $1.37 million, a 14.4% increase compared with the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.

Agents: Matthew Berkley, Mike Deasy and George Penner; Deasy Penner Podley; (310) 275-1000

To submit a candidate for Home of the Week, send high-resolution color photos via, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to | Twitter: @LATHotProperty