Richard Neutra - Ohara House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Darmok and Jalad
N 34° 05.779 W 118° 15.652
11S E 383690 N 3773552
My personal favorite in the colony on Neutra Place...
Waymark Code: WM2PH1
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/01/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 178

2210 Neutra Place

Richard Neutra, Architect
Restored by Bonura Building

According to realtor Richard Stanley's Web site (visit link) Neutra designed this house for June and Hitoshi Ohara and their two daughters. This house is one of nine homes in the “Neutra Colony,” the closest Neutra came to realizing the modern townscape he envisioned.

Construction of this house is superb with the highest quality of craftsmanship. The house is set on a hillside which affords stunning lake and mountain views, including views to the Griffith Park Observatory and famous Hollywood sign. The west facing site fills the house with natural light. Breezes from the lake flow up the hillside and throughout the house, cooling it in the process.

In August, 1995, Patricia and C.J. Bonura became the second owners of this signature home, moving in with their infant son. Maintenance of the house had been deferred since construction. However, while in need of restoration, all original finishes, colors and systems remained in the as-built state. Over the next eight years, Bonura Building proceeded to restore the house to the original specifications. What really distinguishes this house from the other Neutra designs in the Colony is the recent landscaping which really enhances bringing the outside in.

The Ohara House has appeared in numerous books and magazines, including the cover story of the Summer 2005 issue of Modernism Magazine, and has been a favorite on the architectural tour circuit. I had the fortune of touring the interior of the house as part of the 2005 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy conference.
Architect: Richard Neutra

Building Type: Residential

Date Built: 1959

City building is located in: Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles

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