Having grown up in Los Angeles, I had always heard about the iconic Sheats/ Goldstein Residence. Built in 1963, the John Lautner-designed estate in Beverly Crest has been a back drop for more movies and magazine editorials than any other property in the city.
Built on three acres into a sandstone ledge high above the sunset strip, the house is a midcentury masterpiece. With 5 bedrooms and four and a half baths all open to cliffside views, the aesthetic is what you might describe as concrete chic. Cement slabs come together at angles so sharp you could cut yourself. The idea is obviously to feel part of the view because the mahogany walkways between rooms and koi ponds have no railings separating you from the steep drop into the Beverly Hills neighborhood below.
Touring this property with my Samsung NX1 was like being a kid in a candy shop. With every turn of a corner a new jaw dropping view emerged. It was thrill being on site after stalking this property on the internet. The camera's exceptional auto focus made shooting the home's sharp edges a breeze. It was really hard not to instantly upload any images to Instagram with the camera's built in Wi-Fi feature.
Take a rare look inside the Sheats/ Goldstein residence below!