WRIGHT STUFF The Kaufmann House today
Life may be about to imitate art for Hollywood's sexiest architecture buff. We hear the Kaufmann House, a Palm Springs landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé Richard Neutra (considered to be one of the finest examples of residential modernism in the U.S.) is about to go on the market, and locals are petrified by buzz that Brad Pitt has the inside line.
The house was designed in 1946 for department store magnate Edgar J. Kaufmann, who also owned Wright's famous Fallingwater House. The current owners, investment tycoon Brent Harris, managing director of PIMCO Bonds, and his wife, Beth Edwards Harris, plan to sell the property soon owing to their pending divorce, according to a Palm Springs real estate insider. Though the house isn't formally for sale yet, the source said, Pitt has expressed strong interest in buying it.