John Lautner’s Silvertop sells for above asking price
The John Lautner-designed Silvertop, also known as the Reiner-Burchill Residence, has sold in Silver Lake for $8.55 million -- 14% above the asking price of $7.5 million.
The property was on the market 20 days before it went into escrow.
Embodying the midcentury architect’s optimistic outlook of the future, the 4,721-square-foot house features concrete construction, an arched living room roof, an early infinity-edge pool and a cantilevered driveway.
Started in 1957 and completed in 1976, the one-story house features floor-to-ceiling windows, a den/office, a library/study, three bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s a guesthouse with a darkroom, a carport, a swimming pool and a tennis court on the 1.26-acre property.
Views take in the mountains, cityscape and ocean.
Lautner, who died in 1994 at 83, was known for his Modernist designs and space-age vision. Among his most well-known homes is L.A.’s octagonal Chemosphere house.
Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates handled the transaction.
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