It is said for house collectors in Southern California, there is no better score than a John Lautner residence. After all, his modernist dwellings (think Chemosphere, Sheaths-Goldstein, and Silvertop) are among the most recognizable homes in Los Angeles.
His early work includes his personal residence in Silver Lake and the Deutsch House, a 1954 mid-century dwelling built for his bookkeeper and wife. Located at 7163 Macapa Dr in the Hollywood Hills, it’s a fine example of the innovation, use of natural materials, and indoor-outdoor living that Lautner is known for.
The two-bedroom house spans 1,720 square feet across two levels. The main floor holds the living room, den, kitchen, bedroom, and one-and-a-half baths. The lower floor has a second bedroom, bathroom, storage/office space, and access to the two-car garage. Both levels offer outdoor access to wood decks, a flagstone terrace, and a kitchen garden.
Features include tall ceilings, exposed wood rafters, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, teak paneling, a buff-brick fireplace in the living room, end grain wood floors, original built-in cabinetry, and panoramic views of the mountains, the Hollywood sign, and city lights.
One of the few Lautner residences still standing, the home is currently on the market asking $2.760 million.