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2014 Home Of The Year

Update 12/22: And the winner is….Silvertop! Not a big surprise that one of the best houses in L.A. won. The voting wasn’t even that close as the landmark Lautner property captured a wopping 37% of the votes. Tied for second place was the Wirin House and 7529 Mulholland Dr with 11% each. The full results … Continued

MAK Games 2014

The second annual MAK Games are upon us! Taking place in Beverly Hills at the 1963 John Lautner designed Schindler House, this tennis tournament, while still in it’s infancy, greatly benefits the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. The teams are made up of a diverse array of cultural figures including artists, architects, writers and musicians. Enjoy cocktails, bar-b-que, music, and tours of the house while cheering on your favorite team!

2138 Micheltorena Street in Silver Lake

3BR/4BA
$7,500,000

Best seen from East Silver Lake Boulevard, across the reservoir, the Reiner-Burchiill Residence, Silvertop, is to Los Angeles’ residential architecture as Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal is to New York City. Commissioned by industrialist and engineer Kenneth Reiner as his home, Silvertop was John Lautner’s, F.A.I.A, first major use of monolithic concrete as a sculptural as well as an architectural component. It was completed in 1963, after nearly seven years of construction.

1420 Avon Terrace in Echo Park

3BR/2BA
$999,000

Built in 1948 and new to market for the first time in 65 years is this 3 bedroom, 2 bath Mid-century marvel. A classic John Lautner design with a glass wall looking out over a one of the most sought after hillsides in Echo Park, this home is a private retreat and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history in a serene and spectacular setting!

John Lautner’s Wolff House in Hollywood Hills

4BR/4BA
$7,995,000

One of the great homes in LA has hit the market: The Wolff House by John Lautner. Lautner is responsible for many of SoCal’s definitive modernist homes, but this may very well be his best.

2012 Home Of The Year

Update: The votes are in! John Lautner’s Foster Carling house in the Hollywood Hills was crowned Best Home Of 2012. It received 19% of the votes (followed by The Skinner House, 920 N Foothill and the Hailey Residence all tied for second). My vote was for The Skinner House, but the Foster Carling House was … Continued

John Lautner’s Foster Carling House in Hollywood Hills

2BR/2BA
$2,995,000

The Foster Carling House, built by John Lautner (1947-1950), is one of the architect’s earliest and most significant works and is also the residence that united Lautner with builder John de la Vaux, a partnership that lasted for 7 more projects, including the Chemosphere. It includes many innovative and exciting design elements that Lautner would continue to explore throughout his career.

John Lautner’s Bergren House in Hollywood Hills

2BR/2BA
$1,495,000

The Bergren House, built by John Lautner in 1951, is a stunning example of mid-century architecture. It is sited on a hillside off Mulholland Drive, perfectly capturing the city and mountain views.

3644 Buena Park Drive In Studio City

3BR/2BA
$1,199,000

Today I checked out the newly listed Waxman House, designed by Barry Moffitt in 1964. Moffitt, who studied with John Lautner, built the 1,972 square foot home for artist Arlene Waxman. It was photographed by Julius Shulman in 1965.