September 18, 2013 |
The home furnishings of Bob and Dolors Hope -- think Lucite tables and lamps, McGuire rattan chairs and other design finds from properties that included a John Lautner mansion in Palm Springs -- will be sold at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills from Friday and Saturday. PHOTO GALLERY: Bob and Dolores Hope auction highlights Hope's 1970s Lautner, which has been listed for $50 million , is contributing a wealth of 20th century classics to the auction, including a pair of acrylic table lamps by designer Karl Springer (estimated to sell for $2,000 to $3,000)
September 11, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- The L.A. inspiration has been coming fast and furious at New York Fashion Week this season, including at Clover Canyon by L.A.-based designer Rozae Nichols. The look: California modern expressed in engineered prints. The inspiration: SoCal landscape and architecture -- John Lautner's Chemosphere house, the work of "household modernists Charles and Ray Eames," according to the show notes, "and California's legendary light ... and light artists Robert Irwin, Dan Flavin and James Turrell.
July 5, 2013
The wood, stone and glass Wolff House, designed by John Lautner and recently restored, is built into a hillside above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills West. The Modernist home's living room, with 16-foot-tall ceilings and walls of glass, looks out on the city below. Location: 8530 Hedges Place, Los Angeles 90069 Asking price: $7.995 million Year built: 1961 Architect: John Lautner House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms Lot size: 9,784 square feet Features: Floating plank stairway, den/office, breakfast area, stainless-steel appliances, pool, guesthouse, Mills Act tax benefits About the area: In the first quarter, 39 single-family homes sold in the 90069 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.25 million, according to DataQuick.
May 18, 2013 |
The Tyre House, designed by A. Quincy Jones in the 1950s and recently restored by the Silver Lake architecture firm Escher GuneWardena , is a dreamy testament to Los Angeles' age of cool. Step inside the house's expansive, all-white living area and an 11-foot-high ceiling angles gracefully down toward a white brick fireplace that floats toward one end. Sliding glass doors open to a courtyard and pool on one side, to a steep driveway that disappears from sight on the other. Cork floors and a white sofa effortlessly sweeping along the wall add to the sensation of visual harmony.
April 25, 2013 |
Xavier Veilhan, the Paris-based artist who last year turned Richard Neutra's VDL House in Silver Lake into a startling temporary gallery and later transformed Pierre Koenig's Case Study House No. 21 into a ghostly, smoke-filled, one-night-only installation, took over John Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein residence Wednesday evening for the third installment of his “Architectones” series in L.A. Veilhan showed four works, the centerpiece of which was...
February 28, 2013 |
The home designed by renowned Modern architect John Lautner for comedian Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores, is for sale in Palm Springs for $50 million. Sited to overlook the Coachella Valley, the concrete, steel and glass house was built in 1979 and has about 22,000 square feet of living space. The curving copper roof plays off the shape of the nearby mountains. There are six bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, according to public records. Murals on the first floor and the pool area are by Garth Benton, who did the murals at the Malibu Getty.