If I had a cool 3 million lying around and were in the market for an iconic Mid-Century home in LA, I’d probably go for The Foster Carling House, built by John Lautner (1947-1950). This is really a stunning piece of architecture by a true genius, and one of his most significant works.
The house is located on a hillside above Mulholland drive with views of downtown Los Angeles. It is this house residence that brought Lautner together with yacht builder John de la Vaux, a partnership that lasted for 7 more projects.
The 2000 square foot house includes many innovative design elements that Lautner would continue to use throughout his career. There is a pool that flows from the exterior into the living room. The pool is separated by a retracting wall of glass. Lautner installed electronic controls that move both the glass wall and an entire living room section and built-in sofa, allowing it to swing out into the yard and face the downtown skyline, merging interior and exterior spaces.
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