The John Lautner-designed Silvertop, also known as the Reiner-Burchill Residence, embodies the mid-century architect's optimism and future thinking. The Silver Lake house, with its concrete construction, arched living room roof, early infinity-edge pool and cantilevered driveway, was a real-life experiment in creating a home of tomorrow.
Location: 2138 Micheltorena St., Los Angeles 90039
Asking price: $7.5 million
Construction span: 1957 to '76
Architect: John Lautner
House size: Three bedrooms, four bathrooms, 4,721 square feet
Lot size: 1.26 acres
Features: Floor-to-ceiling windows, den/office, library/study, guesthouse with darkroom, carport, swimming pool, tennis court, patios, views of the mountains, cityscape and ocean
About the area: In the first half of the year, 106 single-family homes sold in the 90039 ZIP Code at a median price of $720,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 17.1% price increase from the first half of 2013.
Agent: Crosby Doe, Crosby Doe Associates, (310) 275-2222