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Devo rocker's new trio works to restore Neutra's Kun House
Devo rocker's new trio works to restore Neutra's Kun House

Musician Gerald Casale knows the value of a second chance. A founding member of the new wave band Devo, he had planned to buy Richard Neutra's Kun House nearly 30 years ago. "I had been a fan of Neutra since graduating from Kent State University, and I was going to buy [the Kun House] in 1985 for $250,000, and Devo lost their deal with Warner Brothers before it went into escrow," leaving him without enough funds, says Casale. About seven years ago, Casale got his second chance. He now owns the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home. He, modernist preservationist and artist James Rega and designer and researcher Christopher Steele have been creating a time warp at the...

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