Neutra, Schindler houses find new life via
restoration—and L.A. Conservancy awards
During the past decade, two homes designed by the great Austria-Los Angeles connection of modernism were candidates for the wrecking ball.
Next week, those same two houses—the Van Dekker House by Rudolph Schindler and Kronish House by Richard Neutra—located on opposite sides of the Santa Monica Mountains, will be honored as a pair of the most impressive, improbable California home restorations in recent history.
"He was very much more of a free-living guy," said Frank Gamwell, comparing his home's architect, Schindler, to Neutra. The two Vienna-born designers were among the leading lights of modern architecture in...