Original Paul László Home
LOS ANGELES, California
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4 bed/3.1 bath
László, Abell + Phelps Architectural located in the "Crest" streets. This home was an original Paul László. Located on a secluded cul-de-sac street. This home has been extensively renovated with the past few years. Dramatic city lights, ocean and canyon views from the stunning home. This home offers 4 bedroom + 3.5 baths, Formal Living Room with floor to ceiling fireplace and panoramic views. A formal dining room with views to the canyons and a family room with city light views. A visually appealing redwood deck off the Living Room leads to the gated pool and spa area. Also off the deck is a lounging area and access to a lawned childrens play yard.
Views, pool, fireplace.
WHAT MAKES THIS A BUNGALUX
OMG. The perfect little LA pad.
- • We love this one so much we'd literally buy it sight unseen. It's on one of our favorite streets and designed by Paul László, who we adore. We have one of his coffee tables too - it's telling us to put in an offer immediately.
- • Don't know who Paul László is? Here's a SUPER INTERESTING History Lesson (much of which has been taken from Wiki):
- • László (February 6, 1900 – March 27, 1993) was a Hungarian-born modern architect and interior designer whose work spanned eight decades and many countries. László built his reputation while designing interiors for houses, but in the 1960s, largely shifted his focus to the design of retail and commercial interiors.
- • László completed his education in Vienna, Austria before moving to Stuttgart, Germany, where he rapidly established himself as a prominent designer. However, the rising tide of anti-semitism and Nazism made László's position precarious in Europe due to his Jewish ancestry. In 1936 he fled Europe for the United States to escape the Nazis. Ironically, and without László's knowledge, some of his work appeared in Adolf Hitler's Eagle's Nest (the Kehlsteinhaus) near Berchtesgaden which infuriated Albert Speer, chief architect of the Third Reich and close advisor to Hitler. This convinced László he had to leave his family, his practice and his friends because Europe was no longer safe for him. He applied for and accepted a professorship teaching architecture at the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria in Chile. However, never intending to go to South America, László was hidden by friends of his until he was able to get passage on an oceanliner, which was not headed to South America, but rather New York City.
- • Laszlo set up shop in affluent Beverly Hills. He was popular with the wealthy political and acting elite, including Ronald Reagan, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Barry Goldwater, the Vanderbilts, Fritz Lang, Barbara Hutton, Ray Milland, Debbie Reynolds, Sonja Henie, Billy Wilder, Dorothy Lamour, John D. Hertz, Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Koster, William Perlberg, William Wyler, and Robert Taylor.
- • Although Laszlo deeply loved his adopted Los Angeles, his work remained international in scope. His designs were opulent yet never over-stated; expensive and executed with impeccable taste. His projects left nothing to chance, and he would design virtually all aspects including furniture, fabrics, drapes, rugs, lamps, and other fixtures.
- • As László devoted more and more of his efforts to interiors, he seldom would accept architectural commissions. He was known for rejecting clients when he thought the relationship would be unsatisfactory to him. Most famously, he refused to design for Elizabeth Taylor in 1960, at the height of her celebrity, due to her demands for design input; later, he refused to design for Barbra Streisand for similar reasons.
- • In 1948, László joined with George Nelson, Charles Eames and Isamu Noguchi to design for the Herman Miller company. The furniture lines presented by Herman Miller from 1948 have been called the most influential groups of furniture ever manufactured. Nevertheless, László was not pleased with the arrangement and the relationship ended in 1952.
- • László designed department stores for Bullock's Wilshire, Goldwaters, Robinson's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Halls (Crown Center, Kansas City), Hudson's Bay and Ohrbach's. Also, he designed many of the casinos and showrooms in the Howard Hughes-owned hotels in Las Vegas. László achieved further fame with his elegant bomb shelter designed for John D. Hertz in conjunction with the United States Air Force. He also conceived "Atomville," a futuristic underground city.
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