Kaufmann House – a mansion in the wilderness “- in Palm Springs by Richard Noytry – one of the most famous works of the architect and one of the most important and influential examples of 20 th century art and architecture of North and South America. Edgar J. Kaufmann, the owner of department stores in Pittsburgh, in 1930 commissioned the famous Frank Lloyd Wright house above waterfall . Ten years later he decided to build a villa in California, where he could spend the winter months. Noytra created for his project, based on opposition platforms superimposed visually supporting their walls made of transparent glass. After the death of Kaufman in 1955, the house has changed several owners, the architect’s design distorted the various additions. In 1992 its current owners, the wife of Harris decided to visit the famous monument and discovered that he had put up for sale for demolition. In Palm Springs, modernism was not very popular (there prevails stylized Spanish colonial style), and the house at that time stood empty for three and a half years. Chet Harris bought the building for 1.5 million dollars, conducted a thorough scientific restoration of the building and bought additional land around it, restoring the original ensemble of ownership Kaufman. After a divorce, spouses house was again exposed for sale – but at quite different conditions. In 2008, an auction and a starting price of 15 million gave him 16.8 million dollars), but then the deal fell through (reportedly the fault of the buyer). In October 2008 the house was again put up for sale at a price of $ 12.95 million. Conducted by the Los Angeles Times in December 2008 a poll of experts Kaufmann House was included in the list of top 10 houses in Los Angeles all the time.