For sale: Richard Neutra Case Study #13 House - Pasadena, CA

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DavidC
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For sale: Richard Neutra Case Study #13 House - Pasadena, CA

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SDR
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Re: For sale: Richard Neutra Case Study #13 House - Pasadena, CA

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Looks like a Cadillac kitchen floor: terrazzo, with integral baseboard. The cork tile flooring, on the other hand, appears to have suffered flooding--or something. Needs to be replaced, if the "original fabric" people can be kept out of the way . . .

The (stack-bond) brick and the wood ceiling evoke Wright---though he didn't lay his brick that way, ever.

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Re: For sale: Richard Neutra Case Study #13 House - Pasadena, CA

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South Pasadena doesn't flood. The arroyos are seco. Cork tile does that over time, curl up around the edges. Yet a new floor should still use them.

This is Neutra at his best, on a par with Nesbitt, the few alterations - terrazzo kitchen, mauling of the bath (wouldn't you like to keep that shower wall clean?) - notwithstanding. The Aalto light fixture above the dining table works.

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The cork in Julius Shulman's house was doing just fine, fifty years on, when I saw it. Fallingwater's bathrooms have their original cork surfaces ? I suspect an owner was in the habit of wet-mopping this floor---or maybe a water-based coating was applied, more than once.

I see terrazzo as the kind of thorough detailing Neutra would opt for, if his client would pay for it. Do we know that it's not original ? The integral curb, for better or worse, seems a detail from the past.

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