Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House and Landscape (Primary)
Neutra Research House (Alternative)
LA Historic-Cultural Monument No. 640 (Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument)
VDL House (Alternative)
Neutra, Richard and Dion, VDL Research House II (National Register of Historic Places)
Important Dates
1964-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House and Landscape - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
2300 N SILVER LAKE BLVD Primary
2351 N EDGEWATER TER Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Silver Lake - Echo Park - Elysian Valley Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 13 (Council District)
SILVER LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
SILVER LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: International     Related Features: Ancillary Building
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No alterations listed

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2014-08-13
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Pre-War Modernism, 1919-1945
International Style, 1928-1966
Residential
Eligibility Standards
No standards recorded
Integrity Aspects
No standards recorded
California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
5S1
1S
Significance Statement
The property meets the criteria for HCM designation because it embodies the "distinguishing characteristics of an architectural-type specimen, inherently valuable for a study of a period style or method of construction," as an example of International architecture. It is also associated with the "notable work of a master builder, designer, or architect," as a seminal work by master architect Richard Neutra. The original house, financed by Dutch philanthropist C.H. Van der Leeuw, was built in 1933 but destroyed by fire in 1963. Rebuilt in 1964, the extant house incorporates some new design elements but preserves the footprint of the original. It reflects the evolution of Neutra's career and the birthplace of his iconic style. The property meets Criterion C for National Register designation for similar reasons.
Periods of Significance
From: 1964-01-01

Designations

Designation and Protection Status

Type: National Register of Historic Places Date: none defined
Type: Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument Date: 1997-03-18 -

External References

External System References

Processing ID: HCM-640
Property Identification Number: 147A209 91
House ID: 753451
Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument Number: 640
National Register of Historic Places Reference Number: 03000774

Related Resources

Related Historic Resources

None

Related Historic Districts

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Related Activities

None

Related Historic Events

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Related People/Organizations

Dion Neutra (Architect/Designer, was made significant by / contributed to the significance of, was designed by /designed)
Cornelius Van der Leeuw (was made significant by / contributed to the significance of)
Richard Neutra (Architect/Designer, was made significant by / contributed to the significance of, was owned by / owned, was designed by /designed)

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