Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Neutra, Richard J., Architect (firm); Richard Josef Neutra (architect)

Dates: constructed 1939

1317 Maltman Avenue
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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The McIntosh House, one of Neutra's first to be clad in redwood shiplap siding instead of white stucco, cost approximately $4,500 in 1939. It contained 13,800 cubic feet of space. According to the architect, (as quoted in Architectural Forum, 04/1941, p. 231), the house was planned to be inexpensive and designed for easy maintenance. It was stepped down a hill creating three levels, one for the garage, one for bedrooms and one for living. Neutra stated: " The garage gas large windows along the north side and access to the garden on the south. It is planned to convert this into a studio at some later date and to erect a future car shelter at the front of the property." (See Architectural Forum, "81 New Houses: Two bedrooms, garage designed for conversion to studio," vol. 74 no. 4, 04/1941, p. 231)

PCAD id: 15788