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Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and Tour of Lautner designed Sheats-Goldstein House

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Please Note: I am hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate. You MUST prepurchase your tickets in advance BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event. Tickets will sell out in advance so don't delay in buying them.

$100 Individual, $175 COUPLE

To purchase tickets online go here:

Thursday, February 21st 2013 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address: Sheats-Goldstein Residence, 10104 Angelo View Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Complimentary valet provided.

Parking: Please note, parking is NOT available at the residence OR in the surrounding neighborhood. Complimentary valet will be provided. Please meet the valet station at Hillgrove and Maybrook, Beverly Hills, CA (located just off of Benedict Canyon Drive)

We advise guests wear flat, non-skid shoes for the evening.

Questions: Please call 323.932.9393

I have been wanting to tour this magnificent private residence for over a year now and this is one of those rare opportunities when the owner opens the door to the public for a hefty price.. But its worth it to see this iconic house along with drinks and appetizers.

From the A & D website:

Please join us on February 21, 2013 for the first salon in the series at the John Lautner designed Sheats-Goldstein residence.

This exquisite landmark is one of the best known examples of architect John Lautner's work. Located high above Los Angeles with breathtaking views, the house and surrounds will seduce you with balmy tropical nature, tactile concrete and glass, and tease your senses with precipice and surprise!

The evening will include special tours of parts of the house and property not usually accessed by the public. Come immerse yourself in sublime architecture while enjoying the company of fellow enthusiasts, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. This is an experience not to be missed.

For more details on the house, check out coverage of last year's day time tour:

Photos by Elizabeth Daniels (

The docents at the Sheats-Goldstein House told us "This is probably the most dangerous house you'll ever be in." The walkway across the water feature is made of slippery glass and there aren't any rails around the patio or along the outdoor hallway, and yes, we'd hesitate before getting drunk there, but oh boy is it worth the risk. The house has had two lives now--it was built in 1963 for a doctor and artist couple (the Sheats) and their five kids, who moved out a couple of years after completion. (They had wanted the pool area to have a "camping under the stars" feel, so Lautner stuck Old Fashioned glasses down into holes in the concrete ceiling.) In 1972, mysterious multi-millionaire James Goldstein ( bought the house (no one's sure how he made his fortune, but you might recognize as the hat-wearing fellow who sits courtside at Lakers and lots of other NBA games); in 1980, he started working with Lautner on a major renovation.

The Sheats-Goldstein's structure is almost all original, but materials, built-ins, motorized elements (skylights and walls), glazing, and more are new since the Sheats' time, according to info from the Lautner Foundation. Lautner combined the lower-level study, studio, and master bedroom into one large master divided by a concrete wall and furnished with concrete furniture (and an invisible sink). The master also has a built-in scale and windows that look into the pool (the Sheats had those put in so mom could watch the kids--see, it's totally safe).

Since Lautner's death in 1994, Goldstein has worked with Duncan Nicholson, who spent time in Lautner's office. You can see in the photos that Goldstein is now adding a party/office annex with a rooftop tennis court.