Just three years after designing his legendary mushroom-capped Palms Spring estate for Bob Hope, Los Angeles starchitect John Lautner began work on his only home on Malibu's beach road, the impressively angular Krause Residence. With an upper level reminiscent of the glass wings of a bird in flight, a curvaceous statement staircase sprouting from living room, and two stories of concave windows panels that look more like geometric artwork, the 1982 home is surely one of Lautner's most creative, and least well-known, projects. The three-bedroom abode just hit the summer rental market for $70K a month.
As the story goes, Lautner was originally commissioned to build the 4,136-square-foot property, which has its own 57 feet of coastline, as a spec house. But when he unveiled the irregularly shaped creation, with its limestone floors, sloping ceilings, and appealing wooden built-ins, the owners loved it so much that they moved right in. Like any beach house worth its salt, this dreamy furnished rental has a large Pacific-facing terrace with a Jacuzzi, an outdoor shower, a bar, and five bathrooms. Take a look:
· John Lautner-designed home in Malibu up for summer lease [Los Angeles Times]
· All John Lautner coverage [Curbed National]