Developer forced to rebuild demolished historic San Francisco house

When a San Francisco property developer demolished his house a year ago, it wasn't just his neighbours that were mad — residents across the city were shocked.

This was the beloved Largent House, built in the 1930s by renowned modernist architect Richard Neutra. The Austrian-American architect's work is often compared to that of Frank Lloyd Wright's.

The Largent House is one of only five homes built by Richard Neutra in San Francisco and was one of the architect's earliest works. (Google Street View)

The Largent House is one of only five homes built by Richard Neutra in San Francisco and was one of the architect's earliest works. (Google Street View)