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51 is no air conditioning; the house is entirely cooled by cross-ventilated windows. Retractable skylights in the kitchen, an open dining area for meals under the stars, and a glass terrace were all unusual features for the time and helped reinforce the house's indoor-outdoor feel. When California real estate baron James Goldstein purchased the house in 1972, it had already changed hands twice and was in disrepair. The heated curtain of air had never worked very well, and a previous owner had enclosed the living room with glass, which had a crisscross of steel mullions interfering with the views. Early on, Goldstein hired Lautner to replace it with frameless glass; its almost invisible seams open and shut at the push of a button. "From that project on, I never stopped," Goldstein says of working on the house with Lautner. The duo continued to collaborate until the architect's death 22 years later. "He and I were on the same wavelength on every subject," Goldstein says. "No matter what my suggestion was, he could immediately come up with several different solutions without even leaving his office." Minimalism was a key Lautner concept. "Everything is concealed, everything is simple — and at the same time beautiful," Goldstein says. A wood ceiling opens to let down a huge TV in the den. In the master bathroom, there's a glass sink with no faucet. Water flows from a hidden spout with the wave of a hand, and Concrete, glass, wood and steel were used to build in the house.. Tom Ford viscose jacket $2,950, metal chainmail top $7,900, gabardine shorts $1,190, and frayed satin pump $1,290, all at the Tom Ford boutique, Neiman Marcus, Tropic of C Volley top $75, Volley bottom $75, both at

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