Richard Neutra (1892–1970) was a prophet of clean, crisp modernism, and his houses - most of which were built in California - have inspired countless architects and emboldened preservationists in an area of the country notoriously quick to raze landmarks. He contributed to many architectural designs in other countries during his career but a legendary design is this lean stone-and-glass house known as Neutra’s Pescher house in Wuppertal, Germany: built five years before his death.
Pursuing PerfectionResuscitating a classic can be time-consuming and pricey, but when it comes to the rehabilitation of neglected masterpieces, one Connecticut couple finds it’s worth every minute and cent. Photo by Mark Seelen. Photo by: Mark Seelen