GEORGE DEUTSCH, DESIGNER
EXPRESSIONIST MODERNISM ABOVE THE OUTPOST, 1963
George Deutsch, a master craftsman and cabinet maker from Germany, worked on a number of John Lautner’s projects. Closely involved with the Lautner office, George eventually built his own Lautner-designed house just around the corner from John’s famous Carling Residence. This property, just two doors from Deutsch’s Lautner House, has often been mistaken in the past for one by Lautner as well. But George built this house on his own. The design successfully reflects George’s deep immersion in the design concepts and esthetics honed while working in the Lautner circle. Carefully sited, the triangular two-story design seamlessly integrates the indoor space with the outdoors. Located in Upper Outpost Estates, the residence has views of the surrounding hills as well as the city, and includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and an outdoor spa surrounded by green space.