Contemporary renovations and beautiful, modern residential architecture

Contemporary renovations and beautiful, modern residential architecture

Richard Neutra's Ann and Donald Brown House

Richard Neutra was regarded as one of the star students of his class in Vienna at the Institute of Technology and, like his classmate Rudolf Schindler, emigrated to Chicago. Neutra lived in the Chicago suburb Highland Park commuting downtown on the UP-N to work at a large firm designing hotels. He later followed Schindler to Los Angeles and the rest is history.

Neutra's work, like Schindler's and Mies's, owes much to Wright. This house in Washington D.C. has planes that project beyond the ribbon band of windows much like Mies's Farnsworth House. I think it can be argued that the house makes your experience of the seasons better than if you were outside. What do you think?


The house has a public and private side and does not reveal everything at once. Here's the approach.

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