Richard Neutra Wirin House (1949)
with Mark Haddawy

Located in the Los Feliz hills across the street from Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis-Brown House, the Wirin House is sited on a sharply sloped lot. Neutra's solution of having the building hug the site as it descends results in an elegant dualism. From the approach above, the architecture is strongly horizontal, with a view of downtown Los Angeles, visible from above the roof line. From the pool and gardens below, the architecture is boldly vertical and melts seemlessly into the cascading grounds. A disagreement between Neutra and the Wirins resulted in the landscapes never beeing executed. The original plans have now been fully realized.

GARDENS >> Richard Neutra Wirin House, Los Angeles, 1949
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