The Goldstein Residence

Enter James Goldstein’s house on Hollywood heights, a fine example of the iconic and prolific John Lautner’s architecture.John Lautner is one of last century’s important contemporary American architects. His work was concerned with the relationship of the human being to space and of space to nature. Designed and built between 1961 and 1963, this house was conceived from the inside out and built into the sandstone ledge of the hillside; a cave-like dwelling that opens to embrace nature and view. It is an example of American Organic Architecture that derives its form as an extension of the natural environment and of the individual for whom it was built.James Goldstein bought the residence in 1972 and spent more than 20 years renovating with the help of JohnLautner. When he passed away in 1994, the house was not completed. The owner decided to finalize it with the helpof the architect’s former associates. Cherry on the cake, Goldstein asked contemporary art superstar James Turrell to create an original artwork inside the house.The home has become a famous setting in popular media and culture. It has been featured in movies such as Charlie’s Angels, The Big Lebowski or Bandits.

Duration of the full program :26 mins

Producer : Museum

Year : 2019

Country : France