John Lautner Bergren Residence-Iconic mid century modern house

The John Lautner Bergren Residence is one of the most iconic houses designed by the renowned architect . Built in 1953, the mid century modern house is situated on a hillside in a desirable area of Los Angeles and offers stunning views of Universal City below.

John Lautner Bergren Residence, a mid century modern house in the Hollywood Hills

This stunning property is a must-see for anyone interested in mid-century architecture. Originally built for Jazz musician Ted Bergren, the property survived a fire in the late 1950s and was later expanded into a two-bedroom residence by Lautner. The home features many of Lautner’s signature design elements, including a cantilevered roof, angular walls and large glass windows.

This Modernist masterpiece is located above Runyon Canyon and has undergone several modifications since its birth — once by Lautner himself, and most recently by LA-based architectural firm Escher GuneWardena, whose co-owner is Frank Escher, is the author of the monograph “John Lautner, Architect.”

The restoration of the house was carried out with great care, so that the original design by Lautner would be preserved, while modernizing amenities for today’s living. Top-of-the-line systems, updated appliances and integrated lighting all contribute to the home’s modernity. The result is a truly unique property that retains its original character and design aesthetics.

Overlooking the San Fernando Valley, the angular abode offers panoramic views of Los Angeles and the surrounding canyon from the main living space. Outdoors you’ll find the perfect place for gatherings large and small, all while entertaining in style.

Here is an amazing opportunity to own a noteworthy piece of LA architecture. Natural light pours in from floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the house. Other distinctive John Lautner designed details include the V-shaped roof, open beamed ceiling and concrete floors, making this property an inspirational space to be coveted for years to come. A truly unique architectural experience.

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Listing Courtesy of Anthony Mian, Douglas Elliman