The Carling House, 1948. John Lautner, Architect. Organic design and the use of radically different materials, a hillside site that captures 360 degree views, and Lautner’s first collaboration with yacht builder John de la Vaux, came together in a perfect storm of design to create the now iconic Carling House. On a private ridge in the Hollywood Hills, a complex living space free of internal columns is formed by external steel beams supporting a hexagonal roof. A swimming pool flows from the exterior into the living space, separated by a telescoping glass wall system. Signature details include a raised fireplace, built-in furniture, growth redwood planking, and polished concrete floors. The 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence includes a storage/laundry room, 2-car carport, flat grassy yard, dining decks, and professionally landscaped grounds. Lautner is one of the recognized geniuses of California Modernism, making this a rare opportunity to live in a true home as art.