Following a world-class restoration, John Lautner’s Tyler House is available for lease. Lautner houses are engineering marvels. The Tyler House is a significant and highly prized work of architecture that soars proudly above the street. Living here satisfies the soul. This turn-key lease is being offered partially furnished. The residence includes 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open-plan public spaces, generous outdoor entertaining areas, separate-entrance office/guest room and carport parking for two cars. All in a very convenient south of the boulevard location that is walking distance to Ventura restaurants and shopping.
Flavin House, Richard Neutra, Architect. Silverlake views. The split level residence naturally ascends the gentle slope, and seems at one with its site and neighbors. Living and family rooms flow seamless into the central courtyard. Updating and improvements are in keeping with the house, and Neutra integrity is maintained. Rare and important architecture optimizes life and living.
Richard Neutra, Architect. Sinay House, 1974. Sited at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac street in lower Coldwater Canyon. Open plan living space with high glass wall opens to small yard and the natural hillside setting. there is a workshop off the attached 2 car garage located beneath the house. Residence is restorable, but severefly deteriorated. Total restoration is required.
Excepting the panoramic vistas from its promontory site, the elements that make this one of the crown jewels of the crown city are as subtle as its gardens created by Isamu Watanabe. Slow, with the turning of the seasons, the repose engendered by the architecture and “Living in Nature” revelas the secret.
Ideal one-story family residence located in exclusive Royal Oaks, Encino.
Here, architect Roberta Weiser expanded upon the concept of the original architect Richard Neutra. Later additions by previous owner are brought into conformity with Neutra design details, and the entire residence is now up to the standard of a new house. The setting with new and mature landscaping invites indoor-outdoor living. Includes: 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, oversized gourmet kitchen, family room, den, pool, spa & sports court.
The Stone/Fisher Platform House, 1961, Coldwater Canyon.
Richard Neutra claimed invention of the ‘Platform House’ for Stone/Fisher Developers to avoid severe grading of hillside sites. This later variant, with enhanced steel supports, was designed by Architect William Beckett. Unfairly maligned, this practical solution to hillside building continues to afford privacy, classic post & beam design & spectacular views across Beverly Hills to the Ocean. Includes: open plan living/dining areas with fireplace, wide view deck, 2 bedrooms & 1.75 baths.
Studio City, California
At the Virzintas Penthouse, 1966, Neutra breaks form, completing one of his very few additions to an existing structure. Remarkably, the residence lives and breathes as one of the rare seminal Neutra houses. It just happens to be built on top of a 1940’s duplex that continues to provide income for the owner. Neutra’s principle of living in nature is present in the two bedroom/two bathroom unit as the glass walled public spaces and master bedroom open to a treetop roof-deck with perimeter reflecting pond. Even here in this densely urban location, within walking distance to Ventura Boulevard shopping and restaurants, there is nature near. Some planting required.
The Taggart House, 1922. City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Landmark #521. First offering since 1976. From its entry above on Live Oak Drive, the living space cascades to the dramatic 2-story living room with loft dining above, then out to the exotic gardens. City views are framed by the geometric-patterned leaded glass windows. Includes: 3 bedrooms, den, and 3 baths with Wrightian detailing throughout.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest Usonian house located on beautiful Lake Mendota in Madison Wisconsin.
The Pew House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built by his right hand man, Wesley Peters, a civil engineer in 1940. Built of red tide water cypress and local limestone, the house is cantilevered over a natural ravine and is often compared to Falling Water. Updated and refurbished for modern living but not changed from the original, this is a rare jewel that has had only two owners in sixty-six years. Included are three original Wright designed tables. It is located in the most desirable residential area in Madison on a 8000 acre Lake. Yet, it is very close to the University of Wisconsin, downtown, shopping and the new 250 million Overture Center For The Arts.
A very rare opportunity.