John Lautner, Architect

The Schaffer Residence, 1949


Glendale, CA

SOLD

The Schaffer Residence, 1949. Hidden in a wooded valley at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains, the redwood, concrete & glass residence opens to the oak forest that influenced the form and orientation of the design. A meticulous restoration of systems, as well as surfaces, hardware & appliances has been completed. This published, world class architectural treasure incorporates open plan living, dining and den areas, two bedrooms, one & a half baths, laundry and attached two carport. In nature and apart, yet just 15 minutes to downtown Los Angeles.

Harold B. Zook, Architect

The Griffith Residence, 1948


Pasadena, CA

SOLD

First Offering: The Griffith Residence, 1948. Set
carefully within the landscape, the low profile
emphasizes a natural horizontal flow across
the acre plus hilltop site. Being set back from the
private drive, and behind a planted circular motor
court, a park-like estate feeling is conveyed. The
public rooms showcase panoramic city and
mountain views through floor to ceiling glass
walls, while the requisite covered patio and
grassy yard extend the entertainment flow to the
outdoors. The architect, with training under
Swiss master Albert Frey, creates a lasting
statement of post-war modernism that is

John Lautner, Architect

The Anne Baxter Remodel


Los Angeles, CA

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The Anne Baxter Remodel First offering since 1966. Virtually unknown today, this longtime residence of agent Hal Gefsky hides Lautner's explosive open plan interiors, designed for Frank Lloyd Wight's granddaughter, behind an original Norman Facade. Photos at the Getty Research Institute reveal the exciting potential to restore a unique Hollywood celebrity lifestyle where entertaining is the focus of the lower level privacy & self fulfillment the space above.

Kenneth Wing, Sr. & Edward Killingsworth, F.A.I.A.

Dr. L.L. Cowley Residence, 1954


Long Beach, CA

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Dr. L.L. Cowley selected this sylvan grove of sycamores on over a third of an acre. From the exterior, the house retains the architectural elements that are a trademark of Kenneth S. Wing's beach aesthetic: board and batten siding, a front entrance that consists of a breezeway and courtyard built on descending levels, a highly articulated roof line, and mullioned and bay windows leading to the front entry. The interior's long expanses of glass, the brick fireplace and carefully scaled rooms overlooking the swimming pool were all done in a style that Killingsworth would become known for. With a formal dining room area, en suite master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and baths, the

Rex Lotery, F.A.I.A.

The Spanner Residence, 1968


Woodland Hills, CA

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A north-facing hillside presents a special challenge. At the Spanner Residence (1968) mid-century master architect Rex Lotery, F.A.I.A. developed a solution in which light and space are gloriously one. Completely unlike Lotery’s sprawling one-story Trousdale designs, here a vertical 2-story exterior suggests a conventional division into ground-floor public spaces and walled-off upper sleeping floor. At entry the visitor discovers instead a series of interlocking volumes and spaces on multiple levels unfolding as one progresses from one to the next. Light suffuses all, from mitered corner windows and high clerestories. Yet each space is clearly and functionally defined. Patios, pool and


Desert House


Palm Springs, CA

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J. Smeaton Chase estimated in 1923 the total full-time population of Palm Springs to be less than 200 souls, including the native population. The early residents did not trouble themselves with records and the genesis of this particular desert oasis has been lost to us. Local rumor dates construction back to the mid-twenties. A 1932 Grant Deed and the cement brick construction (popular in the 30’s and 40’s because of its insulating qualities) would imply the principal hacienda portion was completed shortly thereafter. Desert House has evolved since then and today, with updating and restoration completed in 2011, the residence affords modern comfort and convenience while evoking the

Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

The Winslow House, 1893


River Forest, IL

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As Frank Lloyd Wright's first independent commission, the William Winslow House served as a radical change to the traditional styled houses in the Oak Park/Forest River area of Chicago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, the Winslow House's imposing facade consists of Roman brick on the first floor and an ornamental frieze wrapping the second floor. The first and second floor elevations of the house are clearly delineated by a central ridge line which adds additional volume to the overall feel of the design. With its broad, hipped roof line, the home predates Wright's Prairie Style vernacular architecture which later dominated many of Wright's


Los Feliz Museum Modern


Los Angeles, CA

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A house transformed. This is the result of a painstaking remodel of the original design that now evokes art-gallery comparisons.

Terrazzo and wood flooring brings a high level of sophistication to the residence. New, high quality window systems frame unbelievable city and mountain views from nearly every room.

A terraced rear yard with enclosed patio and an upper deck with spa provides for tranquil, outdoor entertaining. With a timeless design in the newer bathrooms and kitchen, here is a three bedroom, two and one-half bathroom property that is truly inspirational in nature; offered at a price that overcomes the challenges of today's marketplace. The

Frank O. Gehry, F.A.I.A.

Venice Angled Contemporary


Venice, CA

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Frank Gehry design utilizing the architect's signature angled surfaces within grand volumes. The orderly main level features an updated kitchen with living and dining area which open to the private garden. The upper level explodes vertically in space and light. Gehry's placement within the great volume of a loft style bedroom and balcony, as well as alcoves and niches, create a unique space suitable for a multitude of configurations.

Dan Dworsky, F.A.I.A.

Empire West Tower, 1964


Los Angeles, CA

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Dan Dworsky’s design of the award-winning Empire West Tower, 1964, is emblematic of late Modernism rendered by a master architect. The wide, deep balconies flanked by solid walls create a symmetrical rhythm of solid-void-solid that create a sculpted, muscular form that dominates the West Hollywood skyline. Dworsky further energized what might have been one large banal mass by indenting the building to appear to be two discreet towers. The architect’s ability to discipline form reflects his roots in influences in Early Modernists and his love of their ability to “clearly resolve” design issues. The recipient of numerous honors including awards from the Los Angeles Conservancy and the