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FALL ARCH TOUR FEST: The Goldstein Estate (aka The Sheats-Goldstein Residence and Club James) – 3:30 pm
October 27, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT$95 – $115
Photo Credit: Jeff Green Photography
FALL ARCH TOUR FEST: The Goldstein Estate @ 3:30 pm
(aka The Sheats-Goldstein Residence and Club James)
Additional information regarding the tour and check-in process will be emailed directly to registrants 24 hours before the event.
Tour Led by:
Kristopher Conner, AIA, Conner & Perry Architects, Inc.
Conner & Perry Architects, Inc., Nicholson Architects, Lautner Associates (John Lautner, FAIA)
The Goldstein Estate is home to the iconic Sheats-Goldstein Residence (1963) by John Lautner. Originally constructed for the Sheats family in the early 1960’s, the house was purchased by James Goldstein in 1972 and he enlisted Lautner to embark on a series of renovations and improvements to “perfect” the home, until the architect’s passing in 1994. At that time there were schematic designs in place for adjacent entertainment facilities including a tennis court, guest house, and garage/maid’s quarters. Lautner protege, Duncan Nicholson, took over the renovations to the home and continued to develop the designs for the entertainment facilities as well as the construction of a James Turrell Skyspace, “Above Horizon”. During this time the program for the new facilities grew to include a home theater , private nightclub, library, offices, dining terrace, and lap pool.
Nicholson’s untimely death in 2015 led project architects Kristopher Conner and James Perry to form Conner & Perry Architects, which is now the architect of record for the property. They are continuing to oversee construction and develop designs with the owner for the lower terrace, home theater, and guest house portions of project, as well as overseeing maintenance and restoration efforts for the original residence. This property is a cultural mainstay of Los Angeles, featured in many motion pictures, fashion, and editorial photography, and has been bequeathed to LACMA by Jim Goldstein so that it may remain accessible to the public to inspire future generations of designers and enthusiasts.
Original Architect: John Lautner
General Contractor: Ostermann Construction/Empire Group Construction
Structural Engineer: Andrew Nasser
Landscape Designer: Eric Nagelmann
Glazing Contractor: Giroux Glass, Inc.
Metal Fabricators: Breakform Design
Park on the street along Angelo View Dr. or Davies. Tour groups should convene in the cul-de-sac at the top of the driveway and the tour will proceed once everyone has arrived.
Parking in the neighborhood is extremely limited due to ongoing construction. Please consolidate into as few vehicles as possible or use a ride-share service and plan accordingly.
1) An understanding of the history of this architecturally and culturally significant work.
2) A basic understanding of the tenants of American Organic Architecture and how they have been implemented by Lautner, Nicholson, and Conner & Perry.
3) An overview of poured-in-place concrete and its structural, formal, and aesthetic qualities.
4) A case study of the integration of sports and hospitality facilities in contemporary, high-end residential projects.