Images: Judith Lautner | johnlautner.org
Architect John Lautner’s Schaffer Residence, named for the home’s original owners, in the Verdugo Hills is listed for $1.395 million. Built in 1949 and recently restored to its original natural redwood, the home is widely considered one of Lautner’s most elegant designs.
Recently Curbed LA spoke with the property’s sales contact, Crosby Doe, who pointed out that the Schaffer Residence “harkens back to a lot of his influences when he was with Frank Lloyd Wright.” Doe added that Lautner’s original intention with the home was to provide the Schaffers a place that “feels as if [they are] picnicking under the oak tree” so he built the home around the property’s existing oak trees.
During the home’s extensive restoration process, the home was striped, refinished and modernized to incorporate today’s electronics, including WiFi and computers.
Previous owners of the home include actor Michael O’Keefe.