Renovation of a John Lautner-designed guesthouse comes with revelations

April 15, 2015 12:07 PM

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LOS ANGELES - Although most of us know about architect John Lautner through iconic works such as the circular Chemosphere house or the Silvertop estate, his first official commission in Los Angeles was a modest 600-square-foot guesthouse, a refuge that has the peaceful feeling of a cabin with warm wood floors and paneling, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking an Echo Park canyon.

Today the house looks much as it did when it was completed in 1940, thanks to a major restoration project.

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