VDL House II: Examples of Mid-Century Modern Architecture
In 1933, architect Richard Neutra designed a
research house in Silver Lake, Calif., with a non-interest loan from
Dutch philanthropist Dr. C.H. Van Der Leeuw and named it the VDL
Research House. The radical glass
house featured rooftop and balcony gardens. After a fire destroyed most
of the original structure, Neutra rebuilt in 1966, adding two floors and
a solarium over the original basement and renamed it the VDL House II.