I saw Tom Ford’s movie of the Christopher Isherwood book A Single Man on Friday night and was completely transfixed by the interior of the protagonist’s home. So the minute I got out of the movie, I hunted it down on the Internet.
I discovered that The Schaffer Residence was built in 1949 by architect John Lautner, who was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesen Fellows. And it turns out that this architectural gem, following a meticulous restoration, is now for sale. So if you have a spare $1.5m, and the images of the house are tempting, perhaps the clincher will be the estate agent’s description of how it is “hidden in a wooded valley at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains”, and how “the redwood, concrete and glass residence opens to the oak forest that influenced the form and orientation of the design.” Sold! to the blog editor in Cape Town (in her dreams!).
If you like this home, you’ll really enjoy looking at all the images of John Lautner’s work at Triangle Modernist Houses.
Pics and links found via My Turtleneck.