So Cool hipsters in So-Cal dream of owning a Richard Neutra home. Usually these homes (like the one below built mid-century) need refurbishing, and in that case the owners hire architects who understand the Neutra design connection to the outdoors. Architects Marmol and Radziner is one of several outstanding architectural firms that restores original Neutra residences to an even more spectacular form. Located in Palm Springs, California, the Kaufmann House was originally designed by architect Richard Neutra in 1946. The restoration returned the residence to its initial form, size, and aesthetic integrity. An important challenge of the restoration was to re-create the dialogue between nature and sculpture, a difficult undertaking in an area that has grown from a rugged desert into a suburban residential neighborhood.
Below, the Lovell House in Los Angeles was constructed in 1927 by Richard Neutra.