From October 16-18, 2018, Inman’s Luxury Connect will bring over 600 luxury real-estate agents to Los Angeles for three days of networking, activities, and seminars. The conference will feature a beautiful venue — the Beverly Wilshire Hotel — and a variety of off-site events at locations like the Petersen Automotive Museum and the renowned Lew House in the Hollywood Hills. At this year’s event, over 60 speakers will share their insight, and I’m proud to say that I will be one of them. Here’s a highlight of the event that I’ll be a part of:
When: 10/17 at 1:15pm
Where: The Lew House
I’ll be joining Ron Radziner for an exclusive tour and discussion of an iconic mid-century modernist home perched in the Hollywood Hills — the Lew House.
Built by celebrated architect Richard Neutra in 1958, this tri-level villa sits just a half-mile above the Sunset Strip, and features 4 bedrooms spread over 3000 square feet. Designed with an open layout, flat planes, and floor-to-ceiling windows, the Lew House is one of the finest examples of the mid-century modern design that took root at the tail end of World War II, and developed well into the 1980s.
The home’s multiple balconies, outdoor spaces, and open, multifunctional plan exemplify a design concept that Neutra coined in a 1947 Los Angeles Times article called “The Changing House.” This idea promoted a “ready-for-anything” design focused on developing highly stylized homes without sacrificing the practical use of the space. The architect was well known for giving clients in-depth questionnaires meant to identify the everyday needs they required in their home.
The current owner commissioned architects Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner to restore and renovate The Lew House with a focus on maintaining Richard Neutra’s style. As the experts responsible for a number of mid-century modernist home restorations in the Los Angeles area, Radziner Marmol breathed new life into The Lew House. Now, the home is furnished with pieces from pioneers of mid-century modern furniture such as Milo Baughman, Vladimir Kagan, Paul McCobb, and T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. No detail has been spared.
After the tour of this gorgeous home, I’ll be moderating Ron Radziner’s presentation on the history of mid-century modern design, before joining him in a discussion on the trajectory of current luxury design trends.
I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to be a part of this event at the stunning Lew House. It’s sure to be my highlight of Inman’s 2018 Luxury Connect. I hope to see you there.