John Lautner's Stevens House Gets Lovingly Restored And Is Now On The Market For $22,000,000 (Over 30 Photos)
Respectfully and lovingly restored by Michael LaFetra as close as possible to the way original architect John Lautner intended, the Stevens House, built in 1967-8 and declared a California State Landmark in 2010, is on the market for $22 million dollars.
According to LaFetra, Dan Stevens, who originally commissioned the home, interviewed a number of famous architects to design a 5 bedroom 5 bathroom house with a pool on a 90′ X 37′ lot in 1967. All of them said it was impossible. He then called John Lautner. Lautner accomplished all of Stevens' requirements by designing a structure that utilizes 14 steel I-beams that in turn support two half catenary curves in reverse positions to become the concrete wall, roof and ceiling.
The house unifies sculpture with architecture and resembles two waves on the exterior. The interior of the house is composed of concrete with cedar planking throughout. The house also utilizes giant custom glass and Douglas fir sliding doors that open completely to bring the ocean air directly into the house.
The architectural masterpiece sits on the beach in the famed Malibu Colony with approximately 37 feet of sandy beach stretching to the ocean, a large beach deck, grassy yard and swimming pool.
Built of wood and concrete, Lautner created the five-bedroom mid-century structure to resemble ocean waves. After undergoing a significant renovation that restored the home as close to the original as possible, it now bridges the past to the present.
The five bedroom, five bathroom home is 3,366 square feet and sits on a 8,702 square foot lot situated at 78 Malibu Colony Road. Asking prince is $22,000,000.
The home is listed with Cory Weiss
images courtesy of Cory Weiss, Michael LaFetra and Deasy/Penner & Partners
Foundation Films owner Michael LaFetra has restored many a mid-century masterpiece by such architects as R.M. Schindler, Ray Kappe, Pierre Konig, Richard Neutra in addition to several Lautner homes. Be sure to see his beautiful work here.
The Fitzpatrick-Leland House, perched at the top of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, was designed by architect R.M. Schindler in 1936 and is considered one of the city’s masterworks of Modern architecture.
Its interlocking spaces, spectacularly framed views, seamless flows from indoor to outdoor spaces, and perfect proportions make for a wholly inspiring place to spend time. Set up as a retreat house for artists in residence, it is also available as a short-term rental for $380 US per night.
Recently restored according to the original plans, it's ideal for lovers of historic and mid-century modern architecture.
The private enclave with gate includes 1 bedroom with an office that can be set up as a bedroom, 1.5 baths, a swimming pool, a living room with fireplace and a long dining table, a fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor dining areas, a bbq grill, views of the canyon, laundry, parking, and wifi.
The house is owned by non-profit organization MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House. All proceeds from rental support the MAK Center’s conservation of Modern architecture and its cultural programs in Los Angeles. Free admission to the landmark Schindler House (R.M. Schindler, 1922) in West Hollywood included with rental.
Please note that this house is being made available here for short-term residential use only – any and all photo shoots or film shoots (artistic or commercial), or any private events with more than 6 guests, must be arranged with the MAK Center directly.
Bed Type Full Beds
Kitchen Full Kitchen
Accommodate 2-4 Guests
Pet friendly No
Rates $380 per night
Amenities: TV, Internet, Heating, Pool, Furnished Kitchen, Parking, Indoor Fireplace, Washer, Dryer
images courtesy of boutique-homes.com , Vladimir Paperny, John Florance and the MAK center
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