ECHO PARK — A clothing designer and photographer won the bidding battle for a “dumpy” home designed my modernist architect John Lautner, according to Domaine Home. The “long-lost Lautner” in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park went up for sale in May for the first time in 65 years at an asking price of $999,000. Designer Trina Turk told Domaine that she and her husband, photographer Jonathan Skow, “bought this dumpy little Lautner in Echo Park as our next restoration project.” The couple plans to tear down a 1960s addition but restore the home, which will likely serve as Skow’s office.
Turk does not say what the couple paid for the home but, according to Redfin, the three-bedroom house sold for $1.225 million.
Turk and Skow have been involved in restoring several modernist homes in Palm Springs, according to the Desert Sun.