Contemporary renovations and beautiful, modern residential architecture

Contemporary renovations and beautiful, modern residential architecture

We love John Lautner's work

We love sharing great work and recently there was an article in the NY Times regarding Barbara Bestor's renovation of a little known 1940s John Lautner house in Los Angeles. Do you know John Lautner? You do if you are a James Bond fan! 

Lautner House in the 1940s (photo by the owners) and today (photo by Jake Michaels)

Lautner House in the 1940s (photo by the owners) and today (photo by Jake Michaels)

 

What makes the house remarkable?

Interior with the primary structure sitting on a concrete pad

Interior with the primary structure sitting on a concrete pad

1) The structural diagram

The roof floats above the exterior walls clad in Ipé. 

The roof floats above the exterior walls clad in Ipé. 

2) The roof

3) The connection to the outdoors

This is from the NY Times article.

This is from the NY Times article.

4) The interior. We love the brown wood, red stained floors and white color scheme. The block adds some rusticity to it.

There's a bit of Fl Wright, Danish Modern and a touch of Lautner's special alien spaceship sauce.

There's a bit of Fl Wright, Danish Modern and a touch of Lautner's special alien spaceship sauce.