When we think of the most impressive residences in L.A.—and there are plenty—the Sheats-Goldstein Residence is definitely among the top spots. You’ve seen it in commercials, music videos and, most famously, as Jackie Treehorn’s home in The Big Lebowski, but there’s more to the abode than what we’ve seen onscreen. Its current owner, entrepreneur James Goldstein, is eventually gifting the property to one of L.A.'s most essential museums, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, but it remains a (mostly) private space today—which is why we feels so lucky to have been given a full-access tour of the property. Here is everything you need to know about the jaw-dropping design and architecture elements you’ll find at the John Lautner–designed masterpiece and more.
A guide to the Sheats-Goldstein Residence
The Sheats-Goldstein Residence is one of L.A.’s most well-known homes—and works of art. Here we get a rare peek inside.
Highlights of the Sheats-Goldstein Residence
A living room made of concrete (seriously)
Acres of tropical gardens
A bathroom made of mirrors, and another of glass
James Turrell’s Above Horizon
More about the Sheats-Goldstein Residence
A guided video tour
The Sheats-Goldstein Residence was built between 1961 and 1963 by John Lautner for Helen and Paul Sheats.
James Goldstein bought the house in 1972.
The house originally had no walls, but Goldstein recommission Lautner to help transform the house into what it is today.
Lautner continued working on upgrades for the house until his death.
Goldstein is currently adding guest bungalows and a pool.
Have a small fortune lying around? Here is how much it costs to rent out the Sheats-Goldstein Residents:
Club James: $25,000, with a 250 guest capacity
Tennis court: $15,000, with a 300 guest capacity
Club & Tennis Court: $35,000
Club, House & Tennis Court: $45,000 (though use of the house requires extra approval
Valet and security are required and not included in these prices. There are likely additional costs as well.
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