LA’s iconic Lovell House is falling apart

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The living room of the Lovell Health House. Photo by Frances Anderton.

The Lovell Health House is at the edge of Griffith Park. The depression-era home was built in 1929 and was completely radical for its time. It’s a white stucco and metal frame home, built in the sleek international style. The Austrian immigrant architect Richard Neutra designed it for a physician and naturopath named Dr Philip Lovell. It was meant for healthy living.

Josh Gorrell, a preservationist, admires the Neutra-designed Lovell Health House.
Photo by Frances Anderton.

George Smart, host of US Modernist Radio, wants to make sure a future owner of
the Lovell Health House restores it properly. Photo by Frances Anderton.