“A Single Man” – Home Designed by John Lautner in the Verdugo Woodlands

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  1. May 14, 2013

    Dearest V
    Of all the many splendid homes you have brought to our attention, The Dandy feels this is the one that most exactly matches my idea of my idea of the ideal.
    A house at one with nature.
    Though I am under no illusions as to the likely scarcity of protection from the elements that this structure might afford… it is too beautiful to resist.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  2. George Kaplan
    May 14, 2013

    I agree with the Dandy, a stunning house entwined with its natural surrounds. And the Verdugo Woodlands is such an evocative name. “…Living the California Dream”, indeed! πŸ˜‰

    • May 14, 2013

      It’s a wonderful house, in a quiet area, with huge oaks surrounding — you do look out over someone’s driveway from one of the windows — and I watched it go for a reasonable price in the area, to more than double. The new owner must think of it as a work of art, and probably rightly so.

  3. George Kaplan
    May 14, 2013

    “In Every Dream Home A Heartache…”?! Seriously, yes, they probably *are* right to see it as as a work of art. A dream home, indeed.

    • May 14, 2013

      A piece of art that needs constant maintenance – argh!

  4. George Kaplan
    May 14, 2013

    Ha! Welcome home, Vickie πŸ˜‰ So, that “dream home” *is* a heartache!

    • May 14, 2013

      Nice old oaks (and they’re protected here) have HUGE root systems – got a minute to talk about the drains? πŸ˜‰

  5. George Kaplan
    May 14, 2013

    I’m all ears! πŸ˜‰

  6. May 14, 2013

    ah. yes.

    no wonder Tom Ford was inspired.

    the sort of house to sip tea by candlelight and listen to Nina Simone…..

    oh. wait.

    that’s what we’re doing over here.


  7. May 15, 2013

    Even though this wouldn’t typically be ‘my style’ I do love it. I appreciate the fact that it blends so seamlessly with it’s surroundings. It does have a masculine feel to it, some might disagree. I always think the same of Frank Lloyd Wright homes, something about the lines or maybe the time period? I did quite enjoy this film, how could I not, it was starring my love, Colin Firth. πŸ˜‰

    • May 15, 2013

      I love the house nestled under the trees it’s very indoor/outdoor, as to Mr. Firth… Now, I do remember him stepping out to get a diary for someone to share their gripping life. Interesting, indeed!

  8. George Kaplan
    May 15, 2013

    Oh, a Gripping Life, I’m sure Colin Firth will one day be yours! He just doesn’t know it yet. πŸ˜‰

  9. May 19, 2013

    This would be a perfect writing retreat. Its sparse set-up would allow you to breathe and think. However, it would be hard to get any writing done if it was always as sunny as it is in these photos…

    • May 20, 2013

      It is always sunny! But you’d find a way to endure πŸ˜‰

  10. June 12, 2015

    It looks better than my home, that’s for sure!

  11. June 12, 2015

    Trying very hard not to be consumed by jealousy… Failing…

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