John Lautner's Shusett House (1950) Demolished

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John Lautner's Shusett House (1950) Demolished

Postby SFG » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:06 am

I'm sad to report that the news is final. John Lautner's Shusett (1950) was to be demolished on August 18th. I haven't been by the site to confirm. Has anyone driven by in the last couple of days?

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Postby nichols » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:32 am

It is my understanding that as of 5pm Thursday, the demolition permit had not been granted.

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Postby scowsa » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:24 pm

From today's LA Times

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Postby luther » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:32 am

What a shame...Check out this picture set of the house. Looks like the owner could be more at fault than anybody for the condition:




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Postby scowsa » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:38 pm

The saga continues -- from today's LA Times

" Harvey was completely (and somewhat famously) restored by actress Kelly Lynch and her husband Mitch Glazer, who say they now get offers to sell at several times the amount they paid for and put into the house. The Lautner Foundation and the LA Conservancy first approached the Mannheims in the spring, hoping to encourage a renovation and suggesting a visit with Lynch and Glazer or other Lautner owners. The two organizations also asked if the owners would consider selling (according to the Lautner Foundation's website, "there is a potential buyer.") Eventually legal options were considered but they haven't gone anywhere. The Mannheims have already temporarily moved out of the house, and Escher says a demolition permit could come within four or five days, as soon as a few small issues like sewer capping are dealt with.

Today, the group will go through with one last plan. They're writing to the Mannheims to ask if they'll consider having the house moved off their property. To find out if it's possible, the Foundation is also asking for a 30 day stay of execution on the house. For the plan to work, they'd need to find a buyer and host for the house, and the money to move it. So if you've been looking for an architectural fixer-upper, and you've got some land (preferably with a big tree on it), has someone got an offer for you."
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Postby nichols » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:47 pm

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Last-minute effort fails to save Beverly Hills house designed by John Lautner
August 31, 2010

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culture ... tner-.html

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Postby SFG » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:15 am

Demolition has started. See link for full story and photos.

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2010/09/d ... _house.php

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