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Save Silver Lake by Seeing Silvertop

Breaking momentarily with our fascist no-events posting policy, we thought it was worthwhile to point out that the Committee to Save Silver Lake's Resevoirs (we had no idea they were in danger!) is holding their third Modernist architecture tour in Sept. Silver Lake Modernism: Then and Now House Tour will feature those oldies but goodies like Gregory Ain, Ed Fickett, Harwell Hamilton Harris, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, and Raphael Soriano. The "Now" part is also represented with contemporary architects, including Barbara Bestor, Ana Henton, and John Southern. Tickets can be purchased here for $75 on Sept 30th.

But wait! There's more! If you double that price, that buys you entrance into an evening reception at Lautner's Silvertop. Is it really worth double the price just to see the cast-in-place concrete home above the reservoir. Hell yeah. Reason number one: its almost never open to the public, and the owners are, shall we say, in their twilight years, so who knows what will happen in the future? And reason number two: For those of us of a certain age, Less than Zero and Robert Downey Jr hold a very special place in our hearts. Yup, this is the house in that movie. If that isn't worth $150, we don't know what is.