John Lautner's Foster House in Sherman Oaks for sale

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Paul Ringstrom
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John Lautner's Foster House in Sherman Oaks for sale

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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Lautner's presentation of this early house:



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photos by Donald J Higgins

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photo by Judith Lautner

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Post by Tom »

Reminds me a bit of the work from Stanley Saitowitz

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Post by SDR »

Really ? Any particular building ?

It's classic Lautner, anyway: take a simple geometric idea, one that makes sense married to a particular structural scheme, and let it play, unmolested by extraneous second thoughts or other distractions.

Speaking of structure, isn't there something missing from that section drawing: what supports the 3" plank floor, between walls ?

And, I'm surprised to see a savvy builder specify lapped siding for a cylindrical wall. Boards will bend, but they aren't easily persuaded to take a compound or conical form...

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Post by Tom »

There is a house in Berkeley
And one on Stinson Beach
That remind me of this.
I’ll try to find them

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Post by SDR »

Ah---well done. I think of Saitowitz as straight-line work; here's an exception. And it reflects the Foster design in more than one respect---with a (literal) twist.

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Post by Tom »

Here is the house in Berkeley:
http://www.saitowitz.com/work/rosenthal-residence/

These Saitowitz houses compare to this Lautner house
in a kind of simplcity of plan and resourcefulness of means.

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