Nesbitt House, Los Angeles 1942


Neutra built a wooden house without casement windows for his friend, John Nesbitt, a popular figure in radio and TV. This was a departure from the norm in terms of the materials used and was on account of a wartime shortage of construction materials. He created a building that was closely connected to its natural surroundings with tangible and sophisticated rusticity and carefully planned views. For Nesbitt House Neutra designed the Boomerang Chair – one of his great furniture designs - as he did too for the Channel Heights development and Logar House, but in different versions.