Free Neutra!

Update – 12/27/14

Richard Neutra, mcarch’s favorite architect, wrote several books delving into his philosophy of architecture. In a nutshell, humans need thoughtfully designed homes that contribute to their quality of life and well-being. The connection with nature was very important to Neutra. The result was not organic architecture, but homes that supplemented their natural environment. Below is the Ohara Residence, a good example of his philosophy.

If you want to read more, one two of Neutra’s books, Survival Through Design and World and Dwelling, are online free at OpenLibrary (you’ll need to sign up to be able to read).

Click here to go to the OpenLibrary

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Another Neutra on the Market

At considerable less cost ($1.259M) than Neutra’s remuddled Singleton residence, this Philadelphia house built in 1959 was originally the Hassrick residence. It was placed on the market by the second owners in 2002. Now, here it is again. The realtor’s description says it has fallen into disrepair. What happened in six years?

Here are some pics from the 2002 site:

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Neutra’s Singleton Residence Still Up For Grabs (For Only $19M…)

By my favorite MCM architect. Neutra had several houses I’d call masterpieces, and this is definitely one of them. It is a perfect blending of nature with the built environment.

There has been a reduction in the price. It originally listed at $25M!

Sotheby’s description:

“RICHARD NEUTRA, ARCHITECT. THE SINGLETON RESIDENCE, 1959. This is one of the most famous architectural sites in America, comprising five plus acres on top of Bel Air, with exceptional views. Neutra designed this residence to sit in perfect harmony with nature. Renovated and expanded with respect, integrity and no expense spared. A new master bedroom wing has been seamlessly added, the kitchen expanded, and a gallery now blends the approach to the earlier Neutra addition into the overall floorplan with élan.”

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