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The Garcia Residence, a.k.a. The Rainbow House – John Lautner, 1962

The Garcia Residence, a.k.a. The Rainbow House – John Lautner, 1962

John Lautner is unquestionably one of the most original and imaginative architects of the twentieth century and, much to the delight of Angelenos, many of his most iconic and enduring projects are found throughout Los Angeles. Built for Russ Garcia, an arranger for jazz great Stan Kenton, the “Rainbow” house is a one-of-a-kind work of architectural art easily identified by the distinctive lines of its arched clear-span roof and its playfully colored stained glass windows.

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Stahl House (Case Study House #22) – Pierre Koenig, 1960

Stahl House (Case Study House #22) – Pierre Koenig, 1960

Perhaps the most widely recognized mid-century home in Los Angeles is the Stahl House by Los Angeles architect Pierre Koenig. Perched on a nearly vertical precipice in the Hollywood Hills, at the time of its construction the site was considered by many architects to be completely unsuitable for building on.

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