The modern design, which marks its 90th anniversary this year, continues to inspire and offer lessons for living.
Ninety years after completion, the home and studio that modernist architect Richard Neutra designed for his family along Los Angeles’ Silver Lake Reservoir remains an inspiration. The live-work arrangement shows how we can sensitively add density to the existing fabric of cities while still maintaining privacy and preserving the residential scale of neighborhoods. Lush plantings right up to the edge of the sidewalk soften the home and enhance the experience of nature to provide a welcome respite from the stress of urban life. Passive design strategies offer low-energy cooling solutions.
(Top image credit: Archival photo by Julius Shulman, J. Paul Getty Trust)