Architect John Lautner was behind some of the most striking and innovative architectural designs in the mid 20th-century America. With the designs for homes and commercial buildings primarily in Southern California, Lautner’s innovative work captured the pioneering optimism of the 1950’s America. A time of space-age technology, economic growth, and affluence. Today, several of Lautner’s houses are labeled Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments. Lautner’s projects focused on the relationship between humans, space, and natures. He was always particularly sensitive to the surrounding environment and would often integrate water and natural landscapes into his designs. His houses are characterized by sweeping rooflines, glass-paneled walls, and steel beams, in a heady combination of fantasy and minimalism. Eschewing architectural orthodoxies, Lautner emphasized geometric shapes such as circles and triangles, incorporating myriad technological innovations. Lautner by Barbara-Ann Campbell-Lange, TASCHEN, September 2016
One of the true architectural prizes of Los Angeles real estate, Garcia House by John Lautner. It’s stunning unique parabolic roofline is but a taste of the exceptional design bestowed on this home. An extensive renovation by award winning Marmol Radziner architects will help ensure this home has many decades of life left for its inhabitants.
We must confess that John Lautner may be our favorite modernist architect. His designs were unique and very identifiable as his. He did a masterful job of combining materials to soften some of the perceived “coldness” of the modern structures. Here’s a one of his smaller designs in the Hollywood Hills.
Perched atop a knoll in the Hollywood Hills with framed views of downtown, across the city and into the valley, this home showcases Lautner at his best. The hexagonal designed roof is suspended by external steel masts allowing for floor to ceiling walls of glass helping to blur the line between indoors and out.
John Lautner Silvertop: The Reiner-Burchiill Residence, 1957-1976. Silvertop is to Los Angeles’ residential architecture as Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal is to New York City.
John Lautner Bergen Residence, a 1953 Hollywood Hills house designed by perhaps the most sought-after architect in Los Angeles real estate. This awe-inspiring home features all the Lautner coveted characteristics: V-shaped roof, chevron shaped massing, non-rectangular rooms, avant-garde use of concrete and wood, and a thrilling layout with jetliner views.
“The Foster House” in Sherman Oaks. Positioned among a quiet enclave in the heart of Sherman Oaks, this methodically maintained masterpiece is a culmination of world-class design and detail by celebrated architect, John Lautner, FAIA.
The mid-century Sunset Strip Wolff Residence, built-in 1961 by internationally famous Los Angeles-based architect John Lautner, AIA. Employing stone, glass, and copper, this residence is one of the best representations of Lautner’s mid-century masterpieces, and one of his “Favorite Five” commissions.
A favorite architect of the Modern Living LA team. John Lautner Silver Lake home – The John Lautner Residence, 1940. John Lautner, FAIA. This is the home the architect built for himself.
The incomparable architectural brilliance becomes immortalized in the stunningly maintained Williams Residence by John Lautner. Its attentive and meticulous restoration guarantees details in complete congruence with Lautner’s original design.
7163 MACAPA DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA | $2,760,000 | 2 BD | 3 BA The Deutsch Residence, Hollywood Hills John Lautner home, 1954. The sleek personification of Lautner’s early work is showcased in this mid-century modern Hollywood Hills home. Dramatic angles and buff brick-clad walls welcome you into the open floor plan interior space. Celebrating Lautner’s attention to detail the living room […]