The Thormin Residence, 1951

Lautner's 1949 Googie's coffee shop now defines the exuberant modernist style of California architecture in which the architect's home-office at 4th and Westmoreland is squarely placed. The walled entry opens to a garden where tiles with abstracted spiral designs line the walkway, and project into the structure integrating architectural elements, and blurring indoor-outdoor distinctions. Floor to ceiling...

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