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

 
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Article: John Lautner's Reiner House (Silvertop) - LA, CA Reply with quote

Inside Beats President Luke Wood's John Lautner-Designed L.A. Home


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DavidC



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See inside John Lautner’s midcentury vision of the future, Silvertop, which has been updated for the 21st century


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 ...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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