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Cheap this Sun: Lautner's Legacy

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

John Lautner is a name I've been hearing ever since I moved to Los Angeles. Always said in reverential terms, Lautner is known for his distinctive style and space-age architectural sensibility. It is these qualities that--100 years after his birth--have made his works continually breathtaking and well...different from the usual streamlined boxy homes we often see.

Portrait of John Lautner courtesy of John Lautner Foundation.
This Sunday, Lautner fans (and new inductees to his body of work) will get a chance to hear the personal side of John Lautner's designs. If you've wondered what it's like to really live in a historic home, this may be the time to find the answers.

John Lautner at Silvertop by J. Barry O'Rourke.

"Preserving Lautner's Legacy: The Spectrum of Stewardship" is a panel discussion with owners and restoration architects of homes designed by John Lautner. Presented by The Los Angeles Conservancy and the John Lautner Foundation, panelists will talk about five recently renovated Lautner homes and talk about what it takes to sustain Lautner's legacy.

Garcia Residence by Tycho Saariste.
The panel includes Frank Escher of Escher GuneWardena Architecture discussing Lautner's Chemosphere and Ron Radziner of Marmol Radziner talking about the Garcia Residence. They're joined by Helena Arahuete, principal at Lautner Associates; Mark Haddawy, owner of the Harpel House; and Michael LaFetra, Conservancy board member and owner/past owner of several Lautner homes.

Preserving Lautner's Legacy: The Spectrum of Stewardship
Sunday, October 9, 3 - 5 p.m.
Wilshire Christian Church Fellowship Hall
634 South Normandie Ave. (at Wilshire Blvd.)
$15 general public; $10 members of either presenting organization; includes reception
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