A Single Man's Retreat

John Lautner's Schaffer Residence


Colin Firth and Julianne Moore weren’t the only stars with stand-out performances in Tom Ford’s A Single Man. Architect John Lautner’s Schaffer Residence also stole the film with its dramatic, kaleidoscope-like glass and redwood structure. Luckily for us, the 1949 home is currently on the market, providing new viewpoints of an architectural treasure.
Nestled at the bottom of a valley in Glendale, CA, this 1949 split-level home, designed primarily of redwood and glass, implements a convention of Frank Lloyd Wright (one of Lautner’s early influences), both inspired by its forested surroundings while seamlessly integrated into an organic landscape. Once again made famous in Tom Ford’s 2009 directorial debut, A Single Man, Lautner’s Schaffer Residence has been carefully restored and is currently listed through Crosby Doe Associates for a mere asking price $1,459,000.

Images: The John Lautner Foundation

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