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Gantvoort house potentially in danger

The 1947 Gantvoort house in La Canada Flintridge, CA is for sale. Its current selling price of $1,650,000 is a major bargain for such a well-maintained Lautner house in nearly original condition.  The house sits on just under an acre of land, which is heavily landscaped and includes walkways to enjoy the outdoors.

From Gantvoort Residence

The residence was built in 1947 for Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Gantvoort. Mr. Gantvoort was a retired Dutch plantation owner from Java. He acted as contractor on the job, and the Gantvoorts lived in the house until 2004. It has had two owners since.

The house was designed to be built economically, featuring a prefabricated independent roof frame built of steel trusses sitting on sloped steel columns. The residence has been featured in several books on Lautner.

Because of its modest size (1801 SF),  the large size of the lot, and the bargain pricing, some potential buyers are looking at the property as a tear-down.

If you are interested in seeing the house, contact the realtor through this listing.