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John Lautner’s Harpel house, restored in fine style

Harpel house, John Lautner
Midcentury architect John Lautner’s Harpel house in the Hollywood Hills was written off by some preservationists after previous owners added a second story and installed stucco walls, track lighting, aluminum window frames and other features ill-suited for the 1956 design. After two years of renovation, however, current owner Mark Haddawy has revived Lautner’s original vision, peeling away misguided additions and studiously re-creating the architect’s light fixtures, doorknobs and other details.
(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

The midcentury architect’s house in the Hollywood Hills had been written off by preservationists after one resident added a second story and other features ill-suited for the 1956 design. But after two years of renovation, current owner Mark Haddawy has revived Lautner’s original vision.


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