Sheats Apartments building is an early example of the work of architect John Lautner. Built in 1949, it was intended for use as accommodation for UCLA students and seems to have spent most of its life to date as such.
The building contains eight self-contained apartments and each has its own balcony.
It has been designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
In common with several other Lautner buildings, the Sheats Apartments building isn’t open to the public – in fact, if it has been student accommodation all its life that’s probably no bad thing – but it’s still an essential pilgrimage for aficionados of mid-century modern architecture.
There is an organisation called the John Lautner Foundation which aims to preserve Lautner’s buildings, his plans, photographs and in general applaud and broadcast word about the architect’s achievements during his lifetime.
The foundation has a truly informative website that can tell you far more about the architect and his works, and in a great deal of detail – far more than anything I could write on this website. I urge you to visit the site.
VIDEO ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
HOW TO FIND THE SHEATS APARTMENTS
10919 Strathmore Dr,
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