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Modern Beverly Hills house has a nod to Neutra

A Neutra inspired home
By David A. Keeps

Architect John Bertram lives in a historic 1939 Richard Neutra house and is clearly influenced by the innovative modernist icon known for homes that connected indoor and outdoor spaces. “One thing that I love about Neutra’s buildings is that they are made of interlocking planes, almost like a house of cards,” says Bertram, who recently completed this Beverly Hills residence. Built on a flat lot, the house is animated by stacked roof lines with deep eaves and steel fascia trimming, dramatic structural walls that jut out into the landscape and multiple bands of cornered windows -- all part of Neutra’s vocabulary. “Even though it’s a relatively simple two-story structure, it has the feeling of a cube-shaped house that is flying out of control and unraveling into space,” Bertram says.
(Christine House / For The Times)

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