John Lautner’s Rainbow House in the Los Angeles hills listed for $16 million

The modernist masterpiece that hovers over the Hollywood Hills has captured the collective imagination with its parabolic silhouette.

Designed by the Californian architect John Lautner over the Hollywood Hills, and built in 1962 for American composer Russell Garcia, the Garcia House – also known as the “Rainbow House” – is a modernist masterpiece. And although its two-story structure underwent several changes in 2002, the house still retains Lautner’s hallmarks. The restoration, in fact, was done with the perspective to provide a contemporary lifestyle, but without compromising the original features of the project.

The house, in its 2,600 square feet, contains three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It has a lava rock entryway and a large wall of stained glass. Resting on a slender structure of V-shaped poles, it appears in all its lightness and compositional elegance. A descent designed by landscape architect John Sharp, then leads to an eye-shaped pool added in 2008, which recalls the parabolic shape of the roof.

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