The LA Times reported Tuesday that a last hope plan to save John Lautner's Shusett House has gone down. The owner of the house turned down the Lautner Foundation's request to postpone a demolition while the Foundation looked into a plan to move the house off its Beverly Hills site, and told the LAT the destruction had already begun. That looks today to be true; these photos were taken this afternoon. Frank Escher, director of the Lautner Foundation, tells Curbed in an email that the demo started today. See the before pictures here.
· Last-minute effort fails to save Beverly Hills house designed by John Lautner [LAT]
· Last Ditch Effort to Save Lautner's Threatened Shusett House [Curbed LA]