Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lautner's Garcia house 1962

Possibly the coolest of all Hollywood Hills cliffhangers is the Garcia house. Its sweeping roofline is typical of Lautner's style, the sort of space age modernism we were told would be everywhere by the 21st century.

I pulled the next two images off the Curbed LA site which leads to more information.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

John Lautner's Foster Carling house

There are two John Lautner houses in my immediate neighborhood, both remarkable. You won't find too many architects more daring than Lautner. The first is the Foster Carling house, built in 1947. It features an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and a wall that pivots to the outdoors. I took the first three pictures today. The rest I grabbed from a website offering the property for lease at $10,000 per month. You can read more about John Lautner here.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Harry Greene, architect

Now that I'm firmly ensconced in my new house in the Hollywood Hills, I've started to explore the neighborhood. Today I happened upon this extremely groovy and sophisticated mid century by Harry Greene, built in 1957. I think that might be one of the coolest carport designs I've ever seen. Let's just hope no one is ever tempted to convert it into a garage. The last photo grouping is from a listing in 2008.