Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

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

Dates: constructed 1928

1225 Linda Rosa Avenue
Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA 90041-2316

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The parents of the architect, Conrad Buff III (1926-1988), commissioned this garage and studio from the revolutionary Modernist architect Richard Neutra (1892-1970) in Los Angeles, CA. Conrad Buff II and his wife, Mary Marsh Buff, were painters well integrated into Southern California's blossoming modern art and architecture scene of the 1920s. They knew Rudolph and Pauline Schindler, and had attended parties staged at their remarkable King's Road residence that drew together avant-garde artists, art dealers/collectors, educators, poets, writers, nudists, political revolutionaries and cultists of various stripes. This mixing bowl drew the Buffs together with Neutra and his wife, who lived in half of the King's Road House in the mid-1920s. Neutra obtained the Buff Commission in 1928, a pivotal year for his new practice, as this was the moment when he planned and executed the widely publicized Lovell Health House .

Architect's own house;

PCAD id: 4173