7144 Hockey Trail || Los Angeles, CA 90068
PRICE: $ 2,995,000 The Foster Carling House 1947-1950 BEDROOMS: 2 || BATHROOMS: 2
The Foster Carling House, 1947-1950. John Lautner Architect. One of his early and most significant works. Situated on a hillside above Mulholland, the property has views of downtown and across the city and valley. The home has innovative features seen in his later designs that are still exciting today, including a pool that flows from the exterior into the living room, separated by a retracting wall of glass. Controls move both the glass wall and an entire living room section and built-in sofa to allow it to swing out into the yard and face the downtown skyline. The incredible hexagonal living space is free of internal columns and formed by external steel beams. This was Lautner's first of many future collaborations with yacht builder John de la Vaux and signature details include old-growth redwood planking, raised fireplace, polished concrete floors, built-in furniture and detailed woodwork throughout. The open plan layout is ideal for quiet living or large scale entertaining with a generous dining area, bar and living room with multiple seating arrangements. The rooms flow out to the pool, deck, terraces and lawns. In addition to the 2 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan there is an exterior storage/laundry room and the potential for an additional small guest room or cabana. This is a rare opportunity to own and live in one the most iconic homes in the city.