One of the most notable residential houses


The Lovell Health House town residence is recognized to be one of the most significant dwellings of the 20th century. The challenge lay not least in a very technologically demanding building lot – on a very steep hill in Los Angeles. A concrete walkway bridges the chasm between street and house entrance. The famous two-story, glazed stairway with Ford automobile headlights as lighting leads from street level (the level of the private rooms) downward – instead of the usual upward – to the “bel-étage”. Amongst other items, Neutra designed the armchair and sofa Alpha Seating for Lovell House as well as the Lovell Easy Chair – an armchair with a slim, dynamic steel frame that had the makings of a modern classic.