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Behind the Scenes at John Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein Residence


This year, we visited the 4th International Iconic Houses Conference in L.A. and were lucky enough to tour some of the most influential pieces of architecture in existence today.
Follow us through John Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein Residence that was built in 1963. To hear directly from the architect himself about his inspiration behind the house, make sure to watch this video and read about the story here:

James Goldstein shows off his collection of hats on the concrete shelves in the bedroom.
Goldstein's jungle extends over four acres of the property and lines the infinity tennis court.
James Goldstein on his custom designed sofas.
The famous living room is filled with custom leather-and-concrete sofas and geometric concrete ceilings.
The ceiling is covered with sandblasted concrete that still has the original miniature circular skylights.
The seamless glass opens up automatically at sharp points.
The rest of the visitors on the tour could be seen reflected in the pond that sits in the middle of the house.
James Goldstein's associate shared with the touring group the story of the house while standing in front of the pool.
This view looks into the dining room, while revealing the wood ceilings that Goldstein had installed with Lautner.
Two sections of the house are connected by a pond that holds a number of substantially sized fish.
The glass table in the dining room was a Lautner-designed piece that he created for Goldstein.
Lautner and Goldstein installed a skylight above the custom table that opens up automatically.
The living room has become famously known as "The Big Lebowski Living...
Comfortable lounge areas can be found throughout—all of which hold leather, steel, wood, concrete, and textured...
Above the pond is an opening that allows the whole house to feel connected to the outdoors.
This classic convertible was parked in the driveway when we arrived to meet James Goldstein.
The stainless-steel swivel chair was made custom and rotates directly from the floor.
Goldstein's affinity for fashion could be found throughout the house, including in a number of photographs.
The bedroom holds custom gray leather lounging beds with angular side tables made of glass and steel.
The seamless glass reinforces the sense of danger and the connection to the outdoors.