Architecture buffs curious about what it might actually really feel like to live inside a Richard Neutra-developed house can steal a voyeuristic thrill by way of photographer Jason Madara’s lush visual essay on this southern California Neutra home—photos that illustrate specifically why Neutra’s Mid-Century sensibilities continue to beguile a half century later.
All the requisites are right here—the horizontal profile, open-program layout, walls of glass, proximity to the outside globe—but what resonates is the house’s burnished warmth and relative modesty. No soaring ceilings and dramatic volumes in this gem accessible proportions, material richness, and area for intimate communion are vividly on show—offering a refreshing contrast to 21st Century opulence. No wonder we can’t preserve from looking back.
Images: Jason Madara