Sunday, January 25, 2009
Local / International (2 things challenge)
House designed by Richard J. Neutra in "domesticated version of International Style of the late 1930s" found locally.
Beckstrand House, 1940 (Architectual Guidebook to LA, Palos Verdes North, entry 23)
Richard J. Neutra
1400 Via Monte Mar, Palos Verdes Estates
The house is very difficult to see as the foliage covers most of the view of the house from all accessible sides. Hopefully the spectacular view of the coastline and ocean from the house can still be seen. The architecture seems dated now but it was extremely innovative for its time and very unusual for Palos Verdes with mostly Spanish or Mediterranian style buildings.
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