The Architect’s Newspaper – Tinkering With History – April 30, 2008

    TINKERING WITH HISTORY When it comes to restoring midcentury masterpieces, it’s sometimes hard to know what’s best to leave alone: the house or the house owner. LINK When George Mimnaugh set out to restore an original 1953 home designed by Case Study architect Rodney Walker that had been chopped up and turned into a triplex, his intention was to turn it back into the duplex it was originally
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Phaidon – The 99% Pierre Koenig House

  The ‘99%’ Pierre Koenig House The final design by Mid-Century modern architect Pierre Koenig is up for sale LINK Modernist architecture pioneer Pierre Koenig left an unfinished project when he died in 2004 – a beach house in Malibu, California. It is crafted, typically, in steel, glass and concrete and it’s just come on the market for $18,495m. Until now, the last house that Koenig designed was understoo
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The Huffington Post – Michael LaFetra’s Fex Lotery Designed Home For Sale –

    Michael LaFetra’s Rex Lotery Designed Home For Sale Lucy Blodgett   First Posted: 06/11/11 03:19 PM ET LINK New to market is producer Michael LaFetra’s mid-century modern mansion, with a listing price of $10.295 million. The home was designed by Rex Lotery in 1960, when the architect was thirty years old. LaFetra, known for his collection of architecturally significant properties, bought the
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NPR – Nature And Design Meet in Lautner’s Modern Homes – December 3, 2011

Nature And Design Meet In Lautner’s Modern Homes by EDWARD LIFSON December 03, 2011 LINK An artist with an idyllic childhood might be as rare as a house with walls made of air, but both play a part in the story of architect John Lautner. Lautner’s homes have appeared in Hollywood movies, but the architect himself wasn’t particularly well-known when he died in 1994. Still, in 2011 — the centennial ye
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The Huffington Post – Michael LaFetra’s Mediteranean Manse – December 11, 2010

  Michael LaFetra’s Mediterranean Manse In Bel-Air LINK Via Curbed LA: Producer Michael LaFetra (of Night Train and Bart Got A Room) has put his Mediterranean home on the market for $10.749 million. It has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a Chef’s kitchen, pool, and parking for more than ten cars. The official listing describes the home renovations as “thoughtful restoration of a classic Paul Wi
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The Hollywood Reporter – L.A. Real Estate Rebound! – April 5, 2012

          From the beach to Beverly Hills, a surging stock market and lower prices have inflamed bidding wars, revitalized sales and sparked activity not seen in years. LINK To get a sense of the state of the high-end housing market on the Westside, consider the fevered recent sale of an A. Quincy Jones-designed residence in Beverly Hills. The five-bedroom post-and-beam Modernist property hit
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The John Lautner Foundation – Beverly Hills Celebrates – September 2, 2010

Beverly Hills celebrates 9.02.10 — and allows demolition of significant Lautner house Link Press release from the John Lautner Foundation: The same day that the city of Beverly Hills begins celebrating its world-famous zip code – 90210 – demolition begins on a significant John Lautner house: the 1951 Shusett residence just above Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills 90210. Months of discussions between The John Lautn
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Hammer Museum Exhibit – Between Earth and Heaven, The Architecture of John Lautner- July 13, 2008

  Link John Lautner (1911-94), one of the most important and influential architects of the twentieth century, had a remarkable career spanning nearly six decades. Residing and working in Los Angeles during much of that time, his designs are known for their radical innovation with specific attention to materiality, space and a consciousness of the natural environment. While Lautner has attained a cult-like status
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LA Times – A Modern Dream Come True – August 4, 2005

Michael LaFetra is passionate about restoring 20th century classics, but his latest project is something new: building Pierre Koenig’s last design. Full Link August 04, 2005|Eryn Brown | Special to The Times   Michael LaFetra remembers the first time he heard from architect Pierre Koenig. It was late 1999, and LaFetra was just moving into Case Study House #21, a glass and steel Modernist classic perched hi
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