Alexander, Robert E.
Antelline, Jon P.
Benedict, Hiram Hudson
Brownell, J. Herbert
Straub and Hensman
Cody, William F.
Davis, Ronald K.
Des Lauriers, Robert
Kenneth & Robert
Brady & Smith
Mosher & Drew
Paul & Allard
Periera & Luckman
Spencer & Lee
Sadler & Bennett
(1892 - 1970)
courtesy of Wikipedia can be found HERE.
Projects (photography by Julius Shulman and Keith York)
Miramar Naval Air Station
Despite the original
reflecting pond having been removed, much of this all-faith chapel
has been retained (including the original bell from a Navy cruiser).
The east-facing facade is the most interesting detail: A translucent
opening formed by the valley of the V-shaped hung ceiling of the
nave, expressed on the exterior. Supported from one side of the
ridge is a unique hanging stairway enclosed in glass that acts
as the gallery entrance. Light is cast down on the altar rather
than worshippers by unique prefabicrated concrete forms and continuous
skylights extending the entire width of the nave. More widely known
for his Lovell house (LA) and Kaufmann House (Palm Springs) than
the funky stylings of this military chapel, Neutra brought together
the International style and LA-born post-war modernism into a resume
of spider-leg outriggings and interior/exterior spaces that flowed
Bond Residence, Dr.
4449 Yerba Santa, Alvarado Estates
Broad floor-to-ceiling glass front offers a splendid valley view to
the north, while connecting the interior to the exterior living spaces
(via a patio). Originally a 3-bed, 2-bath plan oriented around the
living/family room, this house has been remodeled without the consultation
of Neutra yet maintains the same aesthetic of original design. One
of four of Richard Neutra’s delightful flat-roofed, floor-to-ceiling
glass walled houses in San Diego, one of which (Oxley House) has been
the focal point of a heated public debate whether or not his designs
deserve historical landmark status (as all are younger than the 45
5303 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe
2680 Greentree Lane, La Jolla
Los Angeles-based architect is the poster-boy for modernist architecture
these days, what with his much sought-after residential designs
fetching well over $400,000 (those without views!) from designers
and movie stars alike. Despite remodeling efforts (as well as demolition
plans), the original 1,800 sq. ft. structure is still intact. Hopefully,
restoration plans by current resident (Thomas Massarat) will include
the original roof overhangs and “spider-leg
webbing” wooden trellises that leaped from the stuccoed wood-frame
structure into the surrounding “entertaining” spaces.
Oxley, a physicist at UCSD, and his wife Sue originally commissioned
the modest house for an architect who’s aesthetic they admired.
In turn, Neutra found this house design “especially interesting”
and worked long hours on its plans.
I.B. Residence (1952)
6009 Mimulus Road, Rancho Santa Fe