The final arrangements have been made for the tour of Lautner homes to be run by Tours d’Art. The lineup:
In addition, the tour bus will drive by the Malin (chemosphere), Garcia, and Lautner residences. The tour runs all day April 22.
Because the date is so late now reservations should be made by telephone. Cost is $100, telephone no. 414-899-6450.
Download and print out the tour form, which includes all information.
California Home + Design, Sept 2007, features an article on Lautner’s Wolff house in Hollywood, built in 1961 (guest wing, also by Lautner, added in 1963). The article focuses on Michael LaFetra, who had just purchased the house (it now has a different owner), and the interior designer he has used on several of his homes, Kristin Kilmer.
Please send an email to us and we’ll send the article (pdf) to you.
Several organizations in the Los Angeles area sponsor tours of architecturally significant buildings. In December 2006, the magazine art ltd. featured an article about these tours, including personal experience with some of them. The article is currently available here but may expire in the future. We have created a pdf of the article for that uncertain future.
The Foundation’s archive contains many photographs, but the Foundation does not hold the rights to most of them. To obtain photographs of Lautner buildings, contact the photographers directly.
Julius Shulman: contact the Getty Research Institute, Special Collections.
Michael Moore: 206.780.3405 P.O. Box 11137 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Gray: email@example.com
The Foundation does not usually provide addresses or maps to Lautner homes, because most of the homeowners want to maintain their privacy. However, there are sources available for those interested in viewing these homes from the street. Perhaps the most helpful is this guide:
Los Angeles: An Architectural Guide, by David Gebhard and Robert Milton Winter
There are also tour companies that specialize in architectural tours:
Architecture Tours LA
And there are sites that offer more information for self-guided touring (Thank you, Martin Daoust, for these links):
Things to do in Los Angeles
Day Trip to the Inland Empire
The Foundation does not serve as an agent for the owners of Lautner buildings. Negotiations for the use of particular buildings must be made through the owners or their agents.
The Sheats-Goldstein residence has been used often for this purpose. To obtain permission to film or otherwise use that residence, please contact the owner through his website at http://www.jamesfgoldstein.com.
Some other residences may be available through
Below is a select group of links to sites that offer information about Lautner’s work. If you believe your site should be here, let us know.
Crosby Doe sells the greatest number of Lautner buildings in the Los Angeles area. You can see what’s available at his site: Architecture for Sale.
Also (thank you, Martin Daoust, for links):
Houses for sale: Lautner
Richard Stanley, Realtor