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Garcia House: John Lautner’s modernist Los Angeles home renovated – Vogue Australia

The exterior stairwell, leading into the dining and kitchen area (at door), with original terrazzo floor.

In their quest to preserve Californian heritage, John McIlwee and Bill Damaschke have saved not one but two iconic homes. Early-1980s art has inspired the latest chapter in the enduring tale of the John Lautner-designed Garcia House in Los Angeles. Photographed by Roger Davies.

Source: Garcia House: John Lautner’s modernist Los Angeles home renovated – Vogue Australia

Historic homes can’t be saved from demolition

“When a property owner requests any property be removed, we will not give a demolition permit until 120 days after that request,” Carson said. Fred Leeson, president of the Architectural Heritage Center said the delay is meaningless if the developer doesn’t want to come to the table to preserve, move or salvage the structure.

Source: Historic homes can’t be saved from demolition