John Lautner is recognized as one of the preeminent architects of the 20th century. This unique and architecturally important mid-century three-bedroom, two-bath residence is situated on nearly an acre of private, park-like grounds atop the beautiful community of La Cañada Flintridge. It epitomizes many of Lautner's technical achievements "...and creates a symbiotic relationship between machine and garden."
Its features include expansive views from all living spaces; a great room that has a curved window wall around custom built-in seating to create an open, yet intimate area in front of the floor-to-ceiling fireplace; a dining area that looks out through a glass wall and that opens out onto a private covered patio retreat, garden and koi pond; an original ochre-colored concrete floor that extends outside to the patio and walkways; new custom stainless steel kitchen counter tops that are the ideal compliment to the existing woodwork in the kitchen; original exotic wood walls and cabinetry throughout.
This property has been meticulously updated without altering the original structure. Though this Lautner home is virtually original, UV tempered-glass windows, air-conditioning, bathrooms, exterior paint, electricity and low voltage lighting have been added or updated in the last two years to further enhance the home.
New state-of-the-art olive/bronze, standing seam arced steel roof further enhances the appeal and integrity of the entire structure and was approved by Lautner Associates.
Outside gardens embrace the original kidney-shaped pool, also designed by John Lautner, and it blends beautifully with the surrounding environment. The pool has recently been outfitted with a new pump and filter. There is new irrigation and drainage that serves the landscaping to create an idyllic setting year-round.
For more information regarding this outstanding property, contact Sam Buchanan of B&B; Properties at 790-4040.