Christopher Wray McCann – Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House
Here is an image Christopher did for the Conde Nast Traveler American edition for a story on Palm Springs a few years back. Laura and I were looking through images today and it popped out at me so I decided to post it. Must be so hot in the desert right now but it would be cool ( in more ways than one ) if you could swim in that pool!
It is hard to believe it was designed and built by Neutra in 1946. Purchased and lovingly restored by Brad Harris and Beth Edwards Harris in 1992 after many bad additions and renovations, they have since divorced and he has custody from what I understand. I have had the pleasure of being on the property and in the guest house but not in the main house. Many critics place the Kaufmann House amongst the most important houses of the 20th century in the United States, with the likes of Fallingwater, Robie House, Gropius House and the Gamble House.