John Lautner’s 1957 biomorphic masterpiece sits high in the hills overlooking the Silverlake Reservoir in Los Angeles.

Project Name: Silvertop
Architect Name: Jamie Bush+Co

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This sprawling innovative home was the first of many technologically advanced design elements including the first infinity edge pool, automatic and retractable walls and ceilings, home automation, and passive heating, all driven by the inventor Kenneth Reiner.

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©Jamie Bush+Co
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This historic home was sensitively restored and updated in collaboration with Bestor Architects for the CEO of BEATS, Luke Wood, and his young family.


Growing up in an eccentric family of dairy farmers on Long Island and a small clan of renowned designers, photographers and artists in Manhattan propelled Jamie to study art and architecture in New Orleans and in Venice, Italy with a strong focus on an organic modernism and the natural world.

Recognized for his ability to blur the lines between architecture and interior design, his ethos has always been to approach the design of a space as one holistic vision, mixing period and contemporary furnishings with a fresh and discriminating eye.  Jamie’s designs have been featured in over 70 publications worldwide including Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Vogue, Elle Decor, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times as well as several coffee table books.  In 2017 Jamie was appointed to the Tulane School of Architecture Board of Advisors and was most recently honored into the 2019 AD 100 top global architects and designers of the year, as well as Elle Decor’s  A-List of top designers for 2019.

He splits his time between Los Angeles and his houseboat on Long Island close to his family.


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