Silvertop, John Lautner, Architect 1957

One of Lautner’s iconic works, ‘Silvertop’ as it is affectionately known, sits atop Micheltorena Street at No. 2138. As the Canfield-Moreno Estate defines the best of Beaux-Arts Architecture in Silver Lake, ‘Silvertop’ sets the high water mark for the Modernist Style. Totally unique in its structure and design, this magnificent property reflects both the influence of his mentor, Frank Lloyd Wright (whom he worked under at Taliesin between 1933 and 1939) and his own daring and inventive ideas.  Pictured are Martin Shall ( with friend Rita Wirth on a visit during November 2006.