July 21, 2011

It doesn't get cooler than this

Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times
This Sunday, The John Lautner Foundation will host an exclusive event at the Harpel Residence in the Hollywood Hills. Completed in 1956, the house has undergone a painstaking two-year renovation by owner Mark Haddawy. Tickets are still available, but hurry. Proceeds from the evening will go to the foundation's preservation fund, making it a doubly wonderful occassion.

Aside from an intimate tour of the home, there's an auction of rare Lautner memorabilia. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Leonard Malin and Ken Reiner, Lautner's clients for the Chemosphere (1960) and Silvertop (1963) residences, respectively.

When: Sunday, July 24, 2011
Where: Harpel Residence
Tickets: $250

6:00 pm, Home tour
7:00 pm, Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, awards presentation and auction

To register for the event, click here.

An unattributed portrait of the architect. Courtesy of The Lautner Foundation.

The evening is part of the foundation's celebration of what would have been Lautner's 100th birthday on July 16th. Special programming will run throughout the fall, at venues across Los Angeles. Click for details.

To read more about the Harper Residence, take a look at an article published by the LA Times a few years ago, here, or check out a slideshow they've put together, here.

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