John Lautner’s ‘Rawlins House’ is the treasure of Balboa Island

Nature’s beauty, John Lautner once observed, is not found in squares. The late, famed architect’s legacy includes soaring spaceship-shaped creations such as the octagonal Chemosphere House in the Hollywood Hills, and the 25,000-square-foot, flowing, futuristic Casa Marbrisa on a hilltop in Mexico overlooking Acapulco Bay.

Also by Lautner is a landmark, dome-shaped house on Balboa Island that is now on the market. Asking price: $5,495,000.

The home, at 804 S. Bayfront, was the residence of the late music patrons and philanthropists Robert and Marjorie Rawlins. Listing agent is Cory Weiss with Prudential California Realty in Beverly Hills.

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