Richard Neutra’s VDL Research House was designed as his own experimental live-work residence and built for $8,000 (including the site!) in 1932; it burned down in 1963 and two years later Neutra and his son, Dion, rebuilt the house on the original fundation with many innovations.
The VDL House is a prime example of midcentury modern architecture, a style that emphasized geometric designs and airy, open floor plans. It is preserved and furnished with original pieces designed by Richard Neutra.
Today, the VDL House is owned and managed by Cal Poly Pomonathe College. It’s open to the public on Saturdays, often led by Cal Poly Pomona students.
LOCATION: NEUTRA VDL HOUSE, LOS ANGELES
PHOTOS BY: THE DASHINGRIDER