|The Oyler House
A film by Michael Dorsey
46 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2012
In 1959, a government employee named Richard Oyler, living in the tiny desert town of Lone Pine, California, asked world-famous modern architect Richard Neutra to design his modest family home. To Oyler's surprise, Neutra agreed. Thus began an unlikely friendship that led to the design and construction of an iconic mid-century modern masterpiece.
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"A most inspiring, moving, and memorable film, a must for any architecture lover."
"An outstanding piece of filmmaking. One really gets a sense of how this house is a truly spectacular piece of architecture." -Canoe Design
"See this film if you love modern architecture." -World of Wonder
"Oyler's House movies along with other archival materials are effectively integrated into the narrative to create a combined historical portrait and artistic appreciation of a characteristically unusual project from one of the last century's most prominent American architectects. Recommended." -Video Librarian
"Admirers of mid-century architecture and design won't want to miss The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat, a captivating look at one of California's most extraordinary homes." - Movies.com
● Richard Oyler and Kelly Lynch Tour The House