During this re-siding project, it was necessary to remove a couple essential elements from the exterior of our house: the house numbers and the mailbox. Thankfully, our mailman is a good sport and faithfully rubber-banded our mail to the door handle for months without protest. Although we didn't get all of the new cedar siding up before winter arrived, we decided it was time to put our house back on the map.
The hunt for a well-designed, yet affordable modern mailbox seemed futile and fruitless until we stumbled upon Neutrabox. According to the website, the design of the Neutrabox follows a "minimalist philosophy" of "strict use of vertical and horizontal lines, with a sense of asymmetry." We found it through an article on dwell.com which mentions that the designer was inspired while driving past a California home designed by Richard Neutra.
Neutra was a mid-century architect, well known not only for his modern California architecture but also for the iconic lettering used on his buildings. Now commonly known as Neutra house numbers, these beauties install without any visible hardware and are designed to float slightly off the house, casting a faint shadow.