As seen here in the courtyard separating the two sections of the house, the whole property is thriving with plant life. After Dione passed away in 1990, Neutra's son Dion placed the aforementioned plaque under the Chinese elm tree to commemorate both of his parents, whose ashes are placed in the courtyard.  Photo 11 of 11 in Iconic Perspectives: Richard Neutra's VDL Studio & Residences