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Sold! Iconic (Fashion-y) Kaufmann House Off the Auction Block

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The iconic modernist Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, designed by Richard Neutra, was sold this week, interestingly, on the low-end of the estimated sell. Per Apartment Therapy: "The house was slated for auction Monday in New York at Christies (the homeowners got divorced), and was estimated to sell for between 15 million and 25 million. It finally sold for 16.84 million to an undisclosed buyer!" It '...commanded the highest price of the American modernist houses recently sold as architectural collectibles.'" Above is a photo from Seven For All Mankind's spring/summer '08 campaign—the Kaufmann House its backdrop. It was also used to shoot the J.Crew spring '08 catalog; see a picture after the jump. [Apartment Therapy]

A photo from the J.Crew spring '08 catalog