Thursday, March 1, 2012

Space Age Real Estate

Some of you may not know I am a Space Age enthusiast.

When I'm not busy being fabulous out on the town, I enjoy sitting at home, listening to Les Baxter's Safari, with a martini in one hand and hookah in the other.

In other words, I'm kind of a bad ass.

So, it should be no surprise that when I become rich and famous, the first thing I'm going to do is get my hands on some John Lautner real estate.

He is an architect who created some of the most glamorous and modern homes in American history. His bold, innovative designs earned him a star-studded fan base and devoted cult following.

Here are some of his gems:

The Sheats Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills

Designed in the early 1960s, this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom glass palace embodies the sexy, bold aesthetic of the Space Age. It is featured in movies, such as the Big Lebowski and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. It is also a sought-after destination for fashion shoots.

The Wolff House in Hollywood

This four bedroom, three bath home is a live-in tree house, built in 1961. It is currently owned by actor Vincent Gallo.

The Chemosphere in West Hollywood

If this house seems familiar to you, it might mean you recognize it from the retro cartoon, The Jetsons. The structure inspired the Jetson space home. This octagonal house, loving referred to as a "flying saucer" by locals, is also a very well-known Los Angeles landmark.

The Elrod Residence in Palm Springs

This Space Age bachelor pad was immortalized in the 1971 James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever. The dome-shaped mansion, which features a maids quarters, was recently on the market for $14 million.

The Arango in Acapulco

This Mexican masterpiece from 1973 is considered the pinnacle of Lautner's career. At 25,000 square feet, it features a moat and spectacular views of the beach.

Which house do you think I should buy?

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