Project Name: Garcia House
Location: Los Angeles
Interior Design: Darren Brown
Architecture: original architecture by John Lautner; architectural renovation by Marmol Radziner
Photography: © Roger Davies/OTTO
Carpet: EBB TIDE designed by William Raiser in the 1960s
Perched on one side of the Hollywood Hills along Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, John Lautner’s futuristic Garcia House is one of the most notable homes of the mid century modern movement. Completed in 1962 for the jazz musician, conductor and Hollywood composer Russell Garcia and his wife Gina, the almond-shaped house is well known for its colorful stained glass windows and steel caissons that hoist it 60ft above the canyon below.
In 2002, under new ownership, with the aided expertise of architecture firm Marmol Radziner, which oversaw the renovation of Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, and interior designer Darren Brown, the owners were fully committed to restoring the house as close to its original. Staying true to this aesthetic is reflected in many of the furnishings throughout the home. Strikingly, in the primary bedroom, an ’Ebb Tide’ carpet by Edward Fields, designed in collaboration with William Raiser in 1960, stands underfoot a Lucite four-poster bed by Charles Hollis Jones.