October 25, 2013 |
Who says art and sports don't mix? On Saturday afternoon, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture will host an invitational tennis tournament at which art world and entertainment figures will compete on the newly completed Goldstein Court of the Sheats/Goldstein Residence in Beverly Crest near Beverly Hills. The event, a benefit for the MAK Center, also includes cocktails at sunset, BBQ from Baby Blues and guided tours of the historic 1963 home, designed by architect John Lautner, and its James Turrell Skyspace, "Above Horizon.
September 27, 2013 |
The first time Jack Latner's Hollywood Hills house was remodeled years ago, the big design move was an addition built literally around a spectacular 70-year-old sycamore tree: The trunk rose up from the floor and through the ceiling. “It was the best space in the house,” said Latner, 31, adding that guests naturally gravitated to the novel space. “But it was also my bedroom. I thought, 'Let's turn this room into the main feature of the house. This is where we are going to be spending most of our time.'” So for another remodel, Latner turned to Aaron Neubert , the Silver Lake architect who designed the first addition.
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.