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09/13/2010 04:42 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

John Lautner's Schaeffer Residence In Verdugo Mountains

John Lautner's 1949 Schaeffer Residence was built at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains in Glendale. The modest two-bedroom, one-and-half bathroom home opens up to the surrounding oak forest with a wall of glass doors and wood beam rafters. Made of redwood and glass, this is the ultimate tree house; the original listing notes that the "oak forest... influenced the form and orientation of the design."

According to Triangle Modernist Houses, Architect John Lautner designed the Schaeffer Residence for the mother of one of his employees. The home made an appearance in the independent film A Single Man, starring Colin Firth.

Photos taken by Arthur Matthew Gray, courtesy of the official listing.

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