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Monthly Archives: November 2014

John Lautner’s Sexy Modern Castle in Bev Crest Asking $21MM

Many architects and “architects” have attempted the castle look, but only John Lautner could make it look good (and believably dramatic and genuinely sexy, etc. etc.). His 1982 Schwimmer House is a rainbow-shaped fortress in Benedict Canyon that was built along six stone “turrets” (inside they’re bathrooms, a bar, a pantry, and a stairway), with long terraces curving around its front […]

Revealed: Plans For Reinventing the Hidden Side of the Financial District Macy’s Fortress

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[Photos by Brigham Yen] Work started this week on the very first part of the Financial District Macy’s Fortress’s major reinvention at The Bloc open-air shopping complex: the nearly impenetrable Eighth Street side of the shopping center, which mostly serves as an entrance/exit for cars and delivery trucks, is getting a set of permanent murals by San-Francisco-based artist Chris […]