James Langenheim started as a draftsman for John Lautner and enjoyed a long and brilliant architectural career with projects around the world. He is best known for his Space Age design of the iconic LAX Theme Building. He accepted a residential commission in 1959 for the Taylor Family on this secluded parcel overlooking the Oakmont Country Club. Here his keen imagination created a mid-century masterpiece of interlocking hexagons that open to the private pool deck and capture the mountain views from every main room.
The hidden entry opens to a spacious six-sided living room flanked by original art piece wall panels, aircraft metal fireplace hood, and blown concrete ceiling. The family and dining room features a vaulted ceiling, hooded fireplace, black terrazzo floors and a full wet bar with clever pass through to the custom chef’s kitchen. The large master suite is appointed with a stone fireplace, his and her dressing areas, and marble tiled bath. The east facing glass doors open onto the pool area and sculpted rear grounds. The other two bedrooms with ensuite baths are preserved originals as well.
In 2007 when the current Owner wanted to add a guest quarters to the property, Mr. Langenheim returned and designed it for them to reflect his original vision, complete with a hexagonal office, large guest suite, and sauna. The Owners have always seen themselves as stewards of Jim’s design and have ardently sought to preserve it while updating the plumbing, the water heating, the electrical panels, the two high efficiency HVAC systems, as well as the addition of solar power. Just a few additional features include: hexagonal patio cover insisted upon by Mr. Langenheim, hexagonal pool, the three-car covered carport with electrical car charger, full house water filtration system, and don’t miss the discreetly hidden phone booth off the entry.
offered by: Craig Farestveit