The J. M. Roberts Residence is another peach of a house built by one of our favourites, Richard Neutra. Completed in 1955, and located in West Covina, California, the home has recently undergone a two-year renovation.
Yet one element that keeps this mid-century home quintessentially Neutra is its special focus on the environment beyond. In this case, a wall of windows in the central living area looks out onto a mountain range in the distance.
Though it’s a quite different location, this particular layout brings to mind another Neutra home we covered at the beginning of this year, the Ebelin Bucerius House in Switzerland. In both cases, the architect has positioned the home so that nature is really seen in its full majesty.
Obviously, there is a significant difference in scale, with the Bucerius House an earlier, much grander project. So, it’s nice to see the same kind of sensitivity to nature in a smaller scale proposition.
Turning to the interior, the home features some really nice pieces of mid-century modern furniture, a couple of classy lounge chairs in the living area and a set of simple Danish modern chairs in around the dining table.
The tone of these chairs also fits really well with overall palette, which is dominated by quality, polished wood.