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The Threat Hanging Over LA's Modernist Homes

The Threat Hanging Over LA's Modernist Homes
The Threat Hanging Over LA's Modernist Homes, Richard Neutra's 1929 Lovell House. Image Courtesy of Wikiarquitectura
Richard Neutra's 1929 Lovell House. Image Courtesy of Wikiarquitectura

A shadow hangs over the hills of Los Angeles, threatening its modernist architecture. In this article on the Daily Beast, Andrew Romano investigates the trend for the 'McMansions' which are now popular among LA's super-rich, and the risk that they pose to the style that "many believe was perfected in Southern California" - the hillside modernist home. But it's not all bad news: he finds that the Schairer House, designed by Gregory Ain in 1949 is now being restored, and Beverly Hills last year past its first preservation laws. Read the full article here.

Cite: Rory Stott. "The Threat Hanging Over LA's Modernist Homes" 23 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/418352/the-threat-hanging-over-la-s-modernist-homes/> ISSN 0719-8884