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For lease: Richard Neutra's Lew House

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:17 pm
by DavidC

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:40 pm
by Roderick Grant
The address of the house is 1456 Sunset Plaza Drive. What Google shows that the LA Times article doesn't make clear is that the carport is enclosed by heavy black drapery, open in the Times street view, closed on Google.

Wouldn't such a thing be problematic during heavy winds? Maybe it's a giant chamois that polishes the car when the wind blows.

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:18 am
by DavidC

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:07 pm
by SDR
I suppose the carport drape is what a circumspect owner does when he wants privacy but his house isn't ready to accept a garage conversion ?

S

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:48 pm
by Reidy
And did you know that the Lews were the first nonwhites to cross the line in that neighborhood? (According to John Blanton, who worked for Neutra at the time)

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:25 am
by peterm
We toured this house on the last conservancy conference. Its a shame that it was remodeled with the black cabinetry and black floors. All of the original warmth has been extinguished.

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:04 pm
by SDR
Dwell: "Finishes throughout were updated in timeless shades that have withstood the test of nearly two decades passing since the project wrapped."

Yuh . . .

S

Re: For lease: Richard Neutra's Lew House

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:56 pm
by DavidC

Re: For lease: Richard Neutra's Lew House

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:24 pm
by Craig
I believe the drapes were a feature of the original intent that the carport be usable as an outdoor entertainment "room." I too saw the house before it was questionably restored. The original finishes were so much nicer. The firm Marmol Radziner usually does such sensitive work. I wonder if client demands played a roll in the choice of perpetually hip black finishes?