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Owner Who Illegally Demolished Neutra House Told: Rebuild an Exact Replica

The house was designed by modernist Richard Neutra.

The San Francisco Planning Commission has ruled that a buyer must rebuild an exact replica of a historic house they demolished illegally in the city. Ross Johnston must also put up a plaque explaining what happened — providing a lesson to all in the sensitivity required when buying and renovating special buildings. Continue reading