Claim This Curvaceous L.A. Home by John Lautner For $1.6M
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Claim This Curvaceous L.A. Home by John Lautner For $1.6M

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By Kathryn M.
Designed by the renowned architect in 1950, the Foster House has never been listed—until now.

Located in the lovely Los Angeles neighborhood of Sherman Oaks, this striking, curvilinear midcentury is the brainchild of renowned architect John Lautner. Originally built for a teacher in 1950, the Foster House has since been owned by American actor Rex Linn, and has now hit the market for the first time ever. 

Designed in 1950 for a teacher named Foster, this unique two-bedroom midcentury known as the Foster House was one of the architect's earliest residential commissions.

Designed in 1950 for a teacher named Foster, this unique two-bedroom midcentury known as the Foster House was one of the architect's earliest residential commissions.

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Along with meticulously maintained original detailing, the redwood-clad residence also includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms, all within 1,200 square feet of living space. Sited on a 5,556-square-foot lot with mature landscaping, the historic masterpiece provides a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Scroll ahead to see inside the pedigreed property, currently listed for $1,600,000.

A dramatic wood-beamed sunburst ceiling takes center stage in the living room. Large sliding doors lead to a spacious open-air terrace, complete with views of the San Fernando Valley.

A dramatic wood-beamed sunburst ceiling takes center stage in the living room. Large sliding doors lead to a spacious open-air terrace, complete with views of the San Fernando Valley.

Exposed wooden beams and beautifully restored midcentury detailing create the illusion of stepping back in time.

Exposed wooden beams and beautifully restored midcentury detailing create the illusion of stepping back in time.

Although compact in size, the kitchen is well-equipped with new stainless-steel appliances.

Although compact in size, the kitchen is well-equipped with new stainless-steel appliances.

A large skylight above the shower ushers in ample natural light into the bathroom.

A large skylight above the shower ushers in ample natural light into the bathroom.

A bedroom with en-suite bathroom is located on the lower level, which can easily be converted into a home office, recording studio, or cozy den—depending on your needs.

A bedroom with en-suite bathroom is located on the lower level, which can easily be converted into a home office, recording studio, or cozy den—depending on your needs.

Perched on a 5,556-square-foot lot, the home offers a multitude of outdoor seating areas amongst a number of mature trees, providing a serene escape from the city.

Perched on a 5,556-square-foot lot, the home offers a multitude of outdoor seating areas amongst a number of mature trees, providing a serene escape from the city.

4235 Las Cruces Drive is currently listed for $1,600,000 by Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass.

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