Help Save a Richard Neutra Masterpiece, The Kronish Residence, in Beverly Hills

The Kronish house in Beverly hills is the largest residence build by Richard Neutra in Southern CalifornaIf you are a fan of modernist architecture and would like to see it preserved, then do your part to save Richard Neutra’s Kronish Residence in Beverly Hills from being demolished. The development company which currently owns the property, Soda Parnters LLC, filed for a demolition permit of The Kronish house. This house single story home was built for Herbert Kronish in 1954 and sits on a 2-acre lot.  The 6,891sf home has 6 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths and is the largest home build by Richard Neutra in Southern California. Richard Neutra worked for Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924 but moved to California 1925 to work with Rudolf Schindler. It wasn’t long before Neutra was out on his own making a name for himself. In 1949 Time magazine ranked Richard Neutra as second only to Frank Lloyd Wright in American architecture. Neutra designed more than 300 houses in California between 1927 and 1969, including a number in Silver Lake known as the Neutra Colony. This collection of modernist architecture designed by Richard Neutra is located near the intersection of Earl Street and Silver Lake Blvd. The VDL Research house at 2300 Silverlake Blvd across from the Silver Lake reservoir was Neutra’s own home and was built using experimental materials. The original structure built in 1932 was rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in 1963. The property was left to Cal Poly Pomona to be preserved for public study and may be toured most Saturdays from 11-3 with admission going towards maintenance and repairs of the house.

VDL Research House

Help save one of this prolific architect’s work by contacting Beverly Hills officials and asking them deny the permit to demolish The Kronish house. If you are a fan of modernist architecture and believe in its preservation, please help save this house with a short email to these members of the Beverly Hills City Council.    You don’t need to reside there to voice your opinion and 5 minutes of your time can help save an architectural masterpiece. Mayor Barry Brucker, bbrucker@beverlyhills.org Vice Mayor William W. Brien, MD, wbrien@beverlyhills.org Councilmember John A. Mirisch, jmirisch@beverlyhills.org; Councilmember Lili Bosse, lbosse@beverlyhills.org Councilmember Julian A. Gold, MD, jgold@beverlyhills.org; For more information on modernist homes and buying or selling property in Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, and surrounding areas, contact me directly at 213-215-4758 or check out LApropertySolutions.com Jenny Durling signature Jenny Durling Broker Associate L.A. Property Solutions 213-215-4758 info@LApropertySolutions.com LApropertySolutions.com Copyright © 2011 By Jenny Durling * Help Save a Richard Neutra Masterpiece, The Kronish Residence, in Beverly Hills* ———————————————————————————————————

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#1 By Jeff at 7/30/2011 6:43 AM

Nice Post... You really know your architects.

#2 By Jenny Durling at 7/30/2011 5:15 PM

We have a lot of great architecture in the area for sure!

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