Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Save Neutra's Kronish House!

I was online last week and stumbled upon Design Within Reach’s blog. I was reading this blog post about the setting for their August catalog. At the bottom of the post in the comments section, I noticed one of the comments in particular that made reference to Neutra’s Kronish house. For those of you unfamiliar with Richard and Dion Neutra Architecture, you need to check them out.
Richard Jo­seph Neutra (April 8, 1892 – April 16, 1970) is con­side­red to be one of modernism's most im­portant architects (Wikipedia). Here's more info about Neutra. Dion Neutra is Richard's son.
According to the comment I noticed, "the Kronish house is the last Richard Neutra-designed house in Beverly Hills and was set for demolition on October 10, 2011. After some months on the market, where the original listing characterized the property as a ‘tear down’ and no mention of the Neutra design, the owners had decided to tear the structure down and sell as an empty property of land".
For those of you interested in signing the petition to save the Kronish house, please click here.

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