Join The Lautner Compound and The John Lautner Foundation in celebrating the work of famed American architect John Lautner with a series of lectures given by the owners and architect of some of Lautner’s most notable and recently discovered homes. The Harvey House, originally constructed in 1950, is an excellent example of the organic-influenced midcentury modern architecture of master architect John Lautner from this period. Its simple geometric plan and roof structure resulted from the manipulation of basic geometric shapes, a hallmark of many of Lautner’s residential commissions. Other characteristic features include the use of a variety of materials, including concrete, stone, and glass, and the difficult hillside site. The Harvey House underwent a massive renovation project after it was bought in 1998 by actress Kelly Lynch and Mitch Glazer. By the time Lynch and Glazer bought the property, the house was in terrible shape and marketed as a tear-down. It is now on the Historic Register. Kelly and Mitch will share their insights on the renovation and the joys of living in a Lautner, including using the large circular main room room for entertaining, benefits and parties including hosting their friend Julius Shulman’s 95th birthday. The lecture will include “before and after” photographs which will highlight the full magnitude of the property’s magnificent transformation.
The Lautner Lecture series will be hosted by noted fine artist Danny Heller specializing in all things midcentury modern. The ticket price will include a tour of a Lautner Living Unit, The Lautner grounds, The Park and The Ranch House which comprise the compound. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the John Lautner Foundation, striving to preserve the Lautner archive; educate the public on the architecture of Lautner; and provide support for preservation, protection and maintenance of all Lautner structures.
Things to Know
This event is for all ages.
Please arrive on time. No early arrivals.
Never leave your children unattended. No baby strollers will be allowed inside the units.
No pets allowed.
Restrooms are available.
Bring an umbrella for the sun or the rain.
The organizer of this event is The Lautner Compound.
Event Check-in Location
The Lautner Compound, 67710 San Antonio Street, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Photo Credits: Robert Maxwell, Meyler & Co, Todd Eberle
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