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Article: John Lautner's Reiner House (Silvertop) - LA, CA

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:27 pm
by DavidC

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:01 am
by DavidC

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:49 pm
by Roderick Grant
This house was so far ahead of its time that any updates should fit in without notice. It was a 21st century house built in the 20th century.

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:55 am
by SREcklund
It's spectacular, alright - and it was on the Conservancy's tour agenda last fall. I think the house today is best described by this Bestor quote from the article: "‘The best way, in my opinion, was to not be faithful to the original at all costs, but to follow the natural connection between my own design language and that of the likes of Lautner and Frank Lloyd Wright." There were quite a few folks on the tour who thought the house today may be a little too much Bestor and too little Lautner ...

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:40 pm
by SDR
It's always interesting, if disappointing, to observe the language employed by those who have modified an architecturally significant structure for their own purposes or (in the worst cases) whims . . .

"Sympathetic," "respect," thoughtful," "practicality," "today's lifestyle" tend to be trotted out with regularity.

S

Re: Article: John Lautner's Reiner House (Silvertop) - LA, CA

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:58 am
by DavidC