Let’s raise a glass and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of John Lautner’s iconic desert hideaway! This is a rare opportunity to view “The Lautner” at night while you sip on some bubbly and enjoy light nibbles with owners Tracy Beckmann and Ryan Trowbridge. Learn about the history of this secluded wonder directly from the team that lovingly restored it. Be regaled with stories and secrets, and see the play of light cast on the intricate angles of this moody modern masterpiece. It’ll be an evening you won’t forget!
John Lautner's 1947 residential fourplex, formerly known as Hotel Lautner, has been reintroduced as The Lautner Compound, an award winning collection of 3 boutique properties masterfully restored and designed: The Lautner, The Park and The Ranch House. "The Lautner" operates as an elite vacation rental property allowing architecture aficionados from around the world a chance to live the "Lautner Lifestyle" and is only open to the non-booking public once a year in honor of Modernism Week.
Lautner is the most famous protege of Frank Lloyd Wright and "The Lautner" is reminiscent of Wright's school of architecture, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Arizona where he studied for 6 years. John Lautner was 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. 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 see these private homes.
Your ticket price will also include the opportunity to stroll through our 10,000 sq. ft. open air event space we call "The Park" and our 1957 California Bungalow we call "The Ranch House" which is an extension of our guest services for weddings and special events.
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.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 21 and older.
Proof of vaccine or negative Covid test within 72 hours of attendance will be required for entry. Masks will be required indoors.
There is self parking on the shoulder of the streets along San Antonio Street and Yerxa Road. Please do not park at or in front of The Lautner Compound.
There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
The organizer of this event is The Lautner Compound, LLC.
Event Check-in Location
67710 San Antonio Street, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Photo Credits: The Lautner Compound, LLC
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