John Lautner’s Bergren House in the Hollywood Hills hits the market

John Lautner’s Bergren House in the Hollywood Hills hits the market

October 3rd, 2018|Properties|

Included in John Lautner’s impressive contribution to modernist architecture in Los Angeles is the Bergren House that just hit the market in the Hollywood Hills.

Inside the Bergren House by John Lautner
The Bergren House by John Lautner is for sale

Built in 1953 for guitarist Ted Bergren, 7316 Caverna Dr sits on a hillside parcel just north of Runyon Canyon off Mulholland Drive. (It stands near the architect’s famed Garcia and Chemosphere residences.)

While the footprint of the two-bedroom, two-bath home was left untouched after it was “rebuilt and expanded by the architect in the late 1950s after a fire” the current owner says the interior had a “Miami Vice meets Barbarella” aesthetic.

Design/build firm New Theme (whose personal residence sold earlier this year) were tasked with restoring the 1,582 square feet of living space.

The project included “a reconsideration of living spaces and bedroom areas. Interior spaces were reduced to an essential palette of white and wooden tones.”

After removing layers of paint from Lautner’s signature redwood ceiling beams, adding a “new kitchen with a poured-concrete island and high-end appliances, retreating the concrete floors, overhauling the bathrooms, and adding new lighting, landscaping, and a laundry room” the home looks more like Lautner intended.

Standout features include non-rectangular rooms, V-shaped roof, chevron shaped massing, and superb jetliner views.

The asking price is $1.999 million.

The Bergren House by John Lautner in the Hollywood Hills
John Lautner's Bergren House in the Hollywood Hills
John Lautner's Bergren House for sale in the Hollywood Hills CA
John Lautner's Bergren House for sale in the Hollywood Hills
The Bergren House by John Lautner built in 1953
John Lautner's Bergren House in the Hollywood Hills CA
Outside John Lautner's Bergren House in the Hollywood Hills
View from John Lautner's Bergren House in the Hollywood Hills

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Listing courtesy of Marc Silver, Barry Sloane & Patricia Tercek – Sotheby’s International Realty