Like most architectural titans, the Vienna-born Richard Neutra (1892-1970) built himself a fancy glass house to live in. Unlike the rest of them, he situated his just a stone’s throw from Downtown L.A. The house had been locked up from public inspection until recently, when its trustees at Cal Poly Pomona University opened it for weekly tours, every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($10 a person). Walk through airy hallways with scenic views of Silver Lake Reservoir, accented by an interior rich with modernist furniture, and you’ll receive a very welcome blast from the past – 1966, to be precise.
2300 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles
www.neutra-vdl.org