Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Richard Neutra's Desert Oyler House: Film Screening

Curbed L.A. yesterday featured Neutra's Desert Oyler Home. I had never heard of it, and I do so love all things Neutra.

The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat
Curbed L.A.

What really caught my eye were the video links to a documentary film by Mark Dorsey.


 

About this video "This is the opening segment from the new documentary, "The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat." The film features interviews with original owner Richard Oyler, Neutra's two sons Dion and Raymond, the home's current owner - actress Kelly Lynch, and well-known real estate agent Crosby Doe. Here area few more clips from the film: Rock Pool: vimeo.com/50869798 Dining Room: vimeo.com/51042221 Movie Villains: vimeo.com/55070329 45 mins, HD. Shot in 5K, 2:1, 24 fps, on the Red Epic. Edited and colored in Premiere Pro CS6."





This Neutra home was built at the request of a regular "Joe," Richard Oyler in Lone Pine, California. He liked Neutra's work and wrote to Neutra, asking him if he would consider building a house for Oyler. Neutra eventually visited the site and was, apparently, astounded by it. The rest is history, as they say.

Watch the clips. It is fascinating. I found a few other pictures posted by An Ecclectic Eccentric. What a beautiful location. The house looks like a perfect Neutra and mid-century modern; I would love to see more.

The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat

The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat

The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat

The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat

The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat

The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat


Screening June 1 in Hollywood

Best news of all, the film will be screened June 1st @10AM in Hollywood at the Dances With Films festival. I'll keep an eye on Netflix and post a link when I see it. The documentary should be available to the proletariat at some point. 

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7 comments:

  1. Simply stunning location! I love how Richard mentioned the outlook and view on a moonlit night. And the pool! What a gorgeous home. Look forward to you posting the link. Looks really interesting.

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  2. Imagine waking up to that view, or going to sleep looking at the night sky!
    Sigh...

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  3. I can't wait to see more of that house...and that pool! OMG, that thing is the coolest thing I've ever seen.

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  4. Please post it!!! I loved those to videos. I'm hooked.

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  5. Just saw documentary at Palm Springs Modernism Week. It is very well done and the interview with Mr Olyer is inspired and inspiring. This is one case where a photo/film is able to impart (at least partially) the experience and/or 'feeling' of exceptional houses. Perhaps the documentary will be picked up by PBS?

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    1. I was desperate to see at Modernism week but didn't get to see it. I will have to keep my eyes peeled.

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