As one of Southern California’s most prized and noteworthy architects of the twentieth century, John Lautner’s (1911-1994) career spanned over fifty-five years. Lautner and Los Angeles shared the same creatively rebellious spirit, the architect going on to produce some of the most striking modernist homes in the city.

Born in and raised in Michigan, Lautner was accepted into an apprenticeship program at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship. He would be greatly influenced by his time with Mr. Wright, ultimately developing his own distinct style of “organic architecture.” Lautner would begin the design process with how he wanted the inhabitants of the home to feel. Starting with the interior space, he crafted the complete user experience, taking into consideration, the view, the landscape and the private areas. Hollywood has had a love affair with Lautner’s work for decades, his exuberant designs and architectural influence showing up film, TV-shows, cartoons and music videos.

The Deutsch Residence – Hollywood Hills
John Lautner Home

 Hollywood Hills John Lautner Home - The Deutsch Residence

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.  

 Hollywood Hills John Lautner Home - Fireplace

Celebrating Lautner’s attention to detail the living room introduces soaring ceilings, teak paneling and custom built-ins crafted by a Lautner master, builder extraordinaire, John de la Vaux – known for his excellence in boatbuilding.

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Hollywood Hills Mid-Century Modern Home
The Williams Residence by John Lautner

Williams Residence by John Lautner

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.

Angled Douglas Fir beams stretch across the spacious open living area, expanding it further while bounds of light waver in through the walls of glass.

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John Lautner Silver Lake Home – The Architect’s Own Residence

John Lautner Silver Lake home

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.

John Lautner Silver Lake home

Situated in the hills of Silver Lake, this home is on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally, when the home was built, the two bedrooms in the residence were accessible from a balcony.  This has since been enclosed.

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The Sunset Strip Wolff Residence by John Lautner, AIA

The Sunset Strip Wolff Residence by John Lautner

The mid-century Sunset Strip Wolff Residence, built-in 1961 by internationally famous Los Angeles-based architect John Lautner, AIA.

View from pool of the The Sunset Strip Wolff Residence

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.

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The Foster House by Celebrated Architect
John Lautner, FAIA

The Foster House by celebrated Architect John Lautner

Available on the market for the first time, “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.

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