CurbedLA reports some great news for patrons of Los Angeles architectural history: the Neutra VDL House II is now open to the public without an appointment on Saturdays from 11am-3pm! We fell in love with the building in 2006 when we got to tour inside during the CA Boom Silver Lake tour (photos above are from that visit).
Possibly my favourite residence in all of Los Angeles (I believe my knees almost buckled upon first laying eyes on the interior), I highly recommend taking their docent tours. Led by trained Cal Poly undergraduate architecture students well versed in the history and features of the landmark, you'll leave with a sense of the history of not only the building, but also the surrounding neighborhood itself.
By visiting and taking the VDL Research House II tour, you'll also be helping preserve Neutra's legacy by paying the small $10 tour fee. The VDL Advisory Board and Dr. Raymond Neutra need to raise $30,000 by October 1, 2008 to cover urgently needed day-to-day operating and repair costs. If the College is unable to raise the $30,000 needed to pay insurance, utilities and upkeep of the Neutra VDL Research Site by October 1, 2008, the building complex is threatened with closure, possible sale to a private party, and quite possibly permanent loss of public and educational access. It would be a great loss to the public, so please make the effort to visit (and as a bonus, there are several other Neutras around the corner).
More information here.