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Tour Famed Architect John Lautner's Iconic 1947 Living Units at The Lautner Compound

Tour Famed Architect John Lautner's Iconic 1947 Living Units at The Lautner Compound. $50 (1 hr)
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)


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Tour Famed Architect John Lautner's Iconic 1947 Living Units at The Lautner Compound. This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the spectacular and visionary architecture of John Lautner. Lautner is also known for the Bob Hope residence and the Arthur Elrod residence located in Palm Springs…But don't hold your breath for an invitation to view these private homes.

The Lautner Compound is a collection of 3 boutique properties masterfully restored and designed by Interior Designer Tracy Beckmann and Furniture Designer Ryan Trowbridge.  "The Lautner”, Lautner’s Living Units as they were called when commissioned by renowned Hollywood producer Lucien Hubbard in 1947, operates as an elite vacation rental property allowing architecture aficionados from around the world a chance to live the Lautner Lifestyle. The ticket price will also include the opportunity to stroll through The Lautner Compound’s 10,000 sq. ft. open air event space called “The Park" and it’s 1957 California Bungalow called "The Ranch House" which is an extension of it’s guest services for weddings and special events.

John Lautner was a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright and "The Lautner" is his homage to Wright's school of architecture, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Arizona where he studied for 6 years. Lautner adopted Wright's philosophy of “organic architecture,” which promotes harmony between man and nature by exploring the interplay of people, spaces, and the natural and built environments.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the John Lautner Foundation, striving to preserve the Lautner archive; educate the public on the architecture of Lautner; and provide support for preservation, protection and maintenance of all Lautner structures. Be a part of this important movement by supporting the foundation so that you too can play an integral role in preserving Lautner's architectural legacy.

Guests are required to wear a face mask at all times while on site and must practice social distancing. Please arrive on time and never leave your children unattended. If you would like to purchase tickets at the door, you must pay in cash and have the exact amount of the ticket price per person regardless of age. There will be no change on hand. No exceptions please. Press must have Modernism Week credentials in order to enter without exception or a paid ticket is required. No large dogs allowed. Up to 1 small dog allowed but must be in your arms at all times while inside a Living Unit and on a leash while touring the grounds.


Things to Know

This event is for all ages.
Face masks are required for ages 2 and older. Hand sanitizer will be provided as you enter.
Please park along San Antonio Street and Yerxa Road. Do not park in the parking spaces reserved for guests of The Lautner.  Do not block the two way street. Do not block driveways of neighbors. Do not park immediately in front of The Lautner Compound.
There are some interior and/or exterior steps.
The organizer of this event is The Lautner Compound

Event Check-in Location

The Lautner Compound, 67710 San Antonio Street, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Photo Credits: Mike Schartz Photography 

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