Architecture buffs curious about what it may actually feel like to live inside a Richard Neutra-designed home can steal a voyeuristic thrill via photographer Jason Madara’s lush visual essay on this southern California Neutra house—images that illustrate exactly why Neutra’s Mid-Century sensibilities continue to beguile a half century later.
All the requisites are here—the horizontal profile, open-plan layout, walls of glass, proximity to the outside world—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 room for intimate communion are vividly on display—offering a refreshing contrast to 21st Century opulence. No wonder we can’t keep from looking back.
Images: Jason Madara