Architectural Wonders of LA: The Sheats-Goldstein Residence
Beyond the Hollywood sign and Rodeo Drive lie even more iconic LA attractions - though often less explored. LA is home to several world-class architectural wonders, and we decided to post about 5 amazing residences in the area throughout the next few months (and one in Palm Desert). Starting off with a bang: The Sheats-Goldstein Residence.
Owned by fashion/basketball (great combo) icon James Goldstein, the house was built between 1961 and 1963 as a stellar piece of "organic architecture." With exteriors, interiors, furniture, even carpets designed by renowned architect John Lautner, the Sheats-Golstein Residence sprawls into a fantastically geometric, gravity-defying structure over Holmby Hills. It gained initial recognition from scene-setting in "The Big Lebowski," and now hosts photo shoots, Daft Punk music video productions, James Turrell art installations, and even Longchamp afterparties between its triangular, lounge-like living room, huge underground club "Club James," exquisitely midcentury pool patio, and expansive tennis court that overlooks the city.
Tours of the home are few and far between, but are occasionally hosted by AIA|LA. However, it was announced in February 2016 that James Goldstein was gifting the house, along with included artwork and a vintage Rolls Royce, to LACMA, which means it should be more accessible for touring in the future. Until then, we'll keep drooling over the pictures.