In Magazine #020, JAMES GOLDSTEIN Takes Center Stage

Discover the world of architectural innovation and modernist visions in our latest Design Issue titled “Line, Form, Space.” DSCENE Magazine takes you on an exclusive journey into the Sheats-Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills, masterfully designed by architect John Lautner. The residence, perched atop a canyon, embodies the unique identity of owner James Goldstein and showcases the creative brilliance of Lautner.

Photographer Damien Fry, with assistance from Taylor Thomas-Galloway, and video production by Kevin Roldan, captured the essence of this extraordinary space in our cover story. Through the insightful interview conducted by Katarina Doric, we delve into the architectural elements that have made the Sheats-Goldstein Residence a cultural icon.

Goldstein’s relationship with the house began in 1972 when he recognized its potential and commissioned Lautner to transform it into a seamless fusion of art and architecture. Over the years, the residence has evolved with frameless glass windows, concrete floors, wood ceilings, and built-in leather furniture, including installations like James Turrell’s “Above Horizon,” enhancing the visual and experiential harmony of the home.

Looking towards the future, Goldstein envisions the residence becoming part of LACMA’s collection to inspire future generations to appreciate and understand good modern architecture. Join us as we unravel the layers of design and personal history that make the Sheats-Goldstein Residence a masterpiece of modern architecture, shaping the cultural landscape of Los Angeles.