Preserving Lautner’s Legacy: The Spectrum of Stewardship

As part of the year-long John Lautner Turns 100 series, The John Lautner Foundation and the Los Angeles Conservancy will co-present a panel discussion on Sunday, October 9, from 3pm-5pm at Wilshire Christian Church. Architects and owners of Lautner homes will explore various approaches to stewardship, from restoration to reconstruction and everything in between. The panelists will offer brief visual presentations of five recently renovated Lautner homes and share a range of views on sustaining the architect’s built legacy with the goal of advancing the discussion of preservation of Lautner (and other) structures in Los Angeles.

The panel will be moderated by Los Angeles Conservancy Executive Director Linda Dishman and will include:

  • Helena Arahuete, Principal, Lautner Associates, discussing the Harvey Residence (1951)
  • Frank Escher, board member, The John Lautner Foundation and Principal, Escher GuneWardena Architecture, discussing the Malin Residence (Chemosphere) (1960)
  • Mark Haddawy, owner, Harpel House (1956)
  • Michael LaFetra, Conservancy board member and owner/past owner of several Lautner homes, discussing the Rawlins Residence (1980)
  • Ron Radziner, FAIA, Design Principal, Marmol Radziner, discussing the Garcia Residence (1962)

A reception will follow the panel discussion. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for members of either presenting organization. Space is limited, reservations are required, and you can purchase tickets through the Los Angeles Conservancy.

Preserving Lautner’s Legacy: The Spectrum of Stewardship
Sunday, October 9, 3pm-5pm
Wilshire Christian Church Fellowship Hall
634 South Normandie Ave. (at Wilshire Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90005

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2223 Nottingham Avenue In Los Feliz

2223 Nottingham Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90027

4 BR, 6 BA

At Take Sunset, we see tons of great houses, many of which I’d be thrilled to call home. But every once in a while, there’s a house that I can’t stop thinking about. Built in 1928 and located in prime Los Feliz, this classic residence has been completely redone with stunning modern updates.

Not only is it in a great location, it’s huge–5,940 square feet! It features a grand scale living room with fireplace, large family room, formal dining room, and office with French doors leading to the garden, pool and spa. There’s also a converted garage with 2 offices, updated bathroom, and a Pilates studio!

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960 Sanborn in Silver Lake

960 Sanborn Ave #3
Los Angeles, CA 90029

2 BR, 2 BA

New from ModOp Design! This remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the heart of Silver Lake is packed with upgrades and has what everyone wants: LOCATION. It is just steps from the shops and restaurants of Sunset Junction.

This charming, move-in ready unit features all new bathrooms, new  kitchen, dual pane windows, brand new Tigerwood flooring, new recessed lighting, big closets, and a redwood patio.

A gated tandem parking spot offers space for two cars and there is room for additional storage.

This new ModOp spot has so much to offer! Plus low HOAs make this an affordable option for those looking to live near all the Silver Lake action.

Check out the Open House, Sunday September 25, from 2-5pm. And call me at 323-775-6305 or email me for a private showing!

For more info and photos please click here.

Co-listed with Matt Morgus.

1859 Webster Avenue In Silver Lake

1859 Webster Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2 BR, 2.5 BA

There have been a lot of great listings in Silver Lake lately! The newest arrival is this mid-century modern post and beam, built in 1952, and set high on the hill. It offers lots of privacy, large windows, expansive decks and views of the Silver Lake Reservoir.

The 1,766 square foot home has an open floor plan, spacious living room, wood burning brick fireplace, and hardwood floors in the living room and dining area.

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2456 Armstrong Avenue In Silver Lake

2456 Armstrong Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039
3 BR, 1 BA

Built in 1926, this charming Country English home is located in prime Silver Lake and in Ivanhoe Elementary School District.

You’re greeted by a lovely front garden and grassy yard that draws you into the living room featuring a barrel ceiling, wood burning fireplace and large picture window.

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740 E Kensington Road In Echo Park

740 E Kensington Road
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2 BR, 1.5 BA

This classic craftsman in Echo Park was built in 1903 and features period details through, including soaring 9’10” ceilings, transom windows, quarter-sawn oak floors, and a brick wood burning fireplace in the dining room.

The 1,474 square foot residence is surrounded by lush greenery. There is also a great outdoor space with a heated and private pool!

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1361 Micheltorena Street In Silver Lake

1361 Micheltorena Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2 BR, 1 BA

I checked out this new listing in Silver Lake today. The Spanish style home was built in 1926 and is hidden away on a stair street just north of Sunset Blvd.

The 1,184 square foot residence has a grassy front yard, formal living room and dining room, and wood and tile flooring throughout.

It has a great location–close to Sunset Junction’s shops and restaurants and features nice views of the  Silver Lake hills.

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3600 Fletcher Drive In Glassel Park

3600 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065

2 BR, 1.5 BA

This modernist residence was built in 1968 and used as a plant for Saturn Lighting, a fabricator of mid-century-modern light fixtures, before it was remodel by Silver Lake architect Tony Unruh, A.I.A. The sleek industrial exterior is covered in corrugated steel and spans its own city block.

The 1,866 square foot residence features an open and spacious floor plan with a flexible live-work design. The home is currently used as a musician’s recording studio, but would also be ideal for offices or other creative work spaces.

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1260 Hill Drive In Eagle Rock

1260 Hill Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90041

3 BR, 2 BA

Originally built in 1950, this modernist home has soaring roof lines and large sliding glass doors that bring the outdoors in to this open, functional living space. This mid-century modern home features hardwood floors throughout, gas fireplace, great outdoor space and more.

The 1,482 square foot residence was rebuilt between 2004 and 2007 with eco-friendly details throughout, including dual-pane glass windows, low-VOC maple floors, and VOC-free organic milk paint.

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2232 Westridge Road In Brentwood

2232 Westridge Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049

4 BR, 3.5 BA

Originally built in 1959 and completely renovated in 2010 by architect Mark Pisani, this gorgeous new listing in Brentwood features ocean, city and canyon views.

The 3,000 square foot home is ideal for lovers of mid-century modern who are also looking for high-end finishes. There are dramatic, curved floor to ceiling glass windows, a saltwater pool and spa, and a firepit set in poured concrete.

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