The Flavins admired the work of the Modernists and tried to buy two other existing Neutra homes first: the Alexander Meltzer House on Murray Drive and later, the Sokol House on East Silver Lake Boulevard. Not succeeding, they hired Neutra to start afresh which turned out to be a good choice. The Flavins were able to get the architect to build a home specifically for their personal needs which included a workshop at the northeast end of the house.A member of the world famous ‘Neutra Colony’ the Flavin House is located at 2218 Neutra Place, between two other Neutras, the Reunion House(residence of the architect’s son and partner, Dion Neutra) and the Ohara House.

The Flavin House was featured in the 2005 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Conference Tour of Homes and will be featured in the Committee to Save Silver Lake’s Reservoirs’ 2006 Home Tour entitled ‘Silver Lake Modernism- Then & Now’ scheduled for September 30, 2006.