Walstrom house, John Lautner

When asked to pick an L.A. house that most embodies Lautner’s legacy today, historian Olsberg cites the 1969 Walstrom house, which lacks the grandeur of many Lautner commissions but is no less breathtaking. “Once you sit in a chair, you find so much to look at all day long that you might not want to leave it,” Olsberg says. “It’s a lovely house because it has not been glamorized, as some Lautners have become. The Walstrom still has the carefully made rough edges that Lautner was interested in. It still feels like the place he made.”

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