Sunday, May 16, 2010

I Don't Think This Is A Richard Neutra Table, But

I just don't know. It's at a modest, little Richard Neutra house I discovered, which has, to my knowledge, never been documented or published. [Yes, I have the giant, wood-covered Taschen catalogue of Neutra's complete works, and no, the photos in that book are of a completely different house. Just sayin'.]

Many stuff-loving friends have declared me to be crazy for writing about this place without having emptied it out into my truck first. But first off, the current owner is a buyer, an accumulator, not a seller. Second, honestly, the house is cool, but no must-have masterpiece. And finally, the most fascinating/unusual thing about it to me is that it's almost entirely as it was built.

And at the end of the day, I'd rather be the guy who brings the table in from the rain than the guy who rips and flips all the built-ins.