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Tour John Lautner’s iconic Sheats-Goldstein Residence

If a house could be a celebrity, this would be it.

The Sheats-Goldstein Residence is considered of Los Angeles’s most iconic homes. Designed by architect—and apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright—John Lautner in 1961, the cave-like concrete-and-glass residence perches above Beverly Hills and incorporates a soaring roof with coffered triangles, frameless walls of glass, built-in furniture, and, of course, spectacular views of the Los Angeles skyline.

Appearing as an indelible presence in movies like The Big Lebowski and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, the 4,500-square-foot pleasure pad was purchased in 1972 by investor and NBA “superfan” James Goldstein and has been lovingly restored and transformed since then—with the participation of Lautner himself.

Now, even more folks will get the chance to experience the striking house. Last February, Goldstein agreed to donate the home to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The bequest—valued at approximately $40 million—includes a $17 million endowment fund for maintenance, a James Turrell installation, and a new addition to the building that contains an office and a nightclub. The museum will offer limited tours while Goldstein is still living there and hopes to open up the house for fundraisers and conferences in the future.

"I want the house to be an educational tool for young architects, and I want to inspire good architecture for Los Angeles," Goldstein told the Los Angeles Times.