Tree Tops, 2434 & 2436 Earl Street, Dion Neutra, Architect, 1980
Interior View of one of the apartments showing extensive use of natural materials and walls of glass, a signature feature of the Neutra mantra: uniting the interior and exterior spaces into one seamless whole.I had the pleasure of spending this afternoon with Architect and Preservationist Dion Neutra (pictured here), visiting him at his personal residence, the Reunion House, and then taking a tour of the unique condominiums that he built literally in his backyard. These beautiful units have all of the unadorned richness of the rectilinear form, with large expanses of glass walls, but with the addition of wood-shingled siding set in the midst of a forest of trees, thus resembling tree houses.
‘Tree Tops Apartments’, Dion Neutra, Architect, as seen from the street.
Dion Neutra’s landmark ‘Treetops’, located at 2434 Earl Street, in the vicinity of the Neutra Colony of Homes, is aptly named. Surrounded by tall trees and dense shrubbery, the wood-clad structures are reminiscent of a mountain retreat.