Archive for the ‘Richard Neutra’

Neutra’s VDL House Named National Landmark

Good news for all of you Richard Neutra nuts. The modern master’s studio and residence in Silver Lake in Los Angeles was just named a National Historic Landmark. “The Neutra Studio and Residences (VDL Research House) in Los Angeles, California, is associated with Richard Neutra, a nationally and internationally seminal figure of the twentieth century Modern […]

Neutra’s Rice House Renovated

Work on Richard Neutra’s Rice House in Richmond is now complete and available for retreats and private events. You can see the recent Richmond Times Dispatch story and slideshow here. (Here’s a slideshow of images I took during a fall 2009 tour of the house before the work was started.)  The exterior of 1964 home designed  for Ambassador […]

Celebrating the Neutra Practice’s 85th Anniversary

If you will be in LA this coming weekend, you may want to include on your agenda a stop at the Neutra VDL Research House in Silver Lake for a tour and festivities to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Neutra Practice (Richard and son Dion). Here’s a note I received from Dion, who worked […]

Tour of Richard Neutra’s Rice House in Richmond

Here’s a slideshow of images I took during the tour of Neutra’s Rice House in Richmond hosted by Modern Richmond. Located here, the 1964 house was designed by Richard Neutra for Ambassador Walter Rice, a top Reynolds Metals Corp. executive, and his wife, Inger, a native of Denmark who still lives in Richmond. The only […]

Richmond Road Trip: Neutra’s Rice House

Richard Neutra’s Rice House The folks at Modern Richmond are inviting the modernists of D.C. down I-95 on Saturday, Sept. 26 for tours of the 1965 Rice House, designed by Richard Neutra for Ambassador Walter Rice, a top Reynolds Metals Corp. executive, and his wife, Inger. The only International Style home in Richmond, the Rice […]

Event: Pope-Leighy House Lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright

On Sept. 17, the Frank Lloyd Wright Pope-Leighey House in Alexandria will host an evening lecture about the architect by Thomas Schmidt, director emeritus of another Wright home you may have heard of–Fallingwater. The event will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature an interactive discussion, wine bar and hors d’oeuvres for a $50 […]

1970s Modernized Colonial in Vienna – $590K; Open 4/19

The owners of this house in Vienna, Va., went against the grain for this area: they took a 1970s colonial and turned it into a more modern space, even installing Neutra-esque house numbers (pictured above). In this area, people typically will take a contemporary home and transform into a more traditional-style home or tear it […]

Modern Capital’s Letter on Dwell’s D.C. ‘Detour’

I just received the new issue of Dwell, which contains a letter to the editor I wrote in response to the magazine’s “Detour” piece on D.C. that ran in the December/January issue. At the time, I wrote that I was surprised to see that the modernist enclave of Southwest was not mentioned in the piece. […]

Dwell Does D.C. and Baltimore

There’s an interesting piece about D.C. in the latest Dwell. Highlighted in its Detour column, Washington is described as “not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It’s also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide open to modern design.” That’s great, but the piece, which is mainly an interview with Martin Moeller, senior vice […]