Along with other modernists, Neutra was driven by a desire to bring in as much air and light into a house as he could and unite indoor and outdoor spaces. Bertram likens this room to a conservatory or screened-in porch.<br>
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"In traditional homes, you get a plaster interior with punched-out doors and windows and trim to cover up the seams," he says. "With Neutra, you could have a whole wall of glass panes." Here, a coffee table in the style of  <a href = "http://www.knoll.com/designer/designer_detail.jsp?designer_id=83"><u>Florence Knoll</u> </a> and a vintage upholstered chair by Eero Saarinen are part of the couple's decorating sensibility, one that is in keeping with the post-World War II modern aesthetic.<br>
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 "Because of the open layout and the built-ins, you really don't need a lot of furniture," Bertram says.
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Along with other modernists, Neutra was driven by a desire to bring in as much air and light into a house as he could and unite indoor and outdoor spaces. Bertram likens this room to a conservatory or screened-in porch.

"In traditional homes, you get a plaster interior with punched-out doors and windows and trim to cover up the seams," he says. "With Neutra, you could have a whole wall of glass panes." Here, a coffee table in the style of Florence Knoll and a vintage upholstered chair by Eero Saarinen are part of the couple's decorating sensibility, one that is in keeping with the post-World War II modern aesthetic.

"Because of the open layout and the built-ins, you really don't need a lot of furniture," Bertram says.

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