McIntosh House, Richard Neutra, Architect 1937-39

Built between 1937 and 1939 for Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. McIntosh, this small house has been described as ‘private and secluded’ from the lower street level and ‘open and exhuberant’ from the upper living levels where a wrap-around terrace and walls of glass take advantage of the view to the west and south.With its distinctive redwood siding, The McIntosh House is a departure from the ‘machine’ architecture associated with many of the Silver Lake homes designed by Richard Neutra.

The McIntosh House is located at 1317 Maltman Avenue in Silver Lake. It was built at a cost of $3,800. It is the home of Neutra expert-architect John Bertram, principal of Bertram Architects and his wife, actress-writer Ann Magnuson.